Now that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Secretary of Defense, and Gen. Colin Powell are on board with the commander in chief in allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal advocates must take advantage of this new opening. This week was huge. But even more hard work is needed, particularly since our opponents, like Rep. Duncan Hunter, Jr. and Sen. John McCain, are all over the airwaves making their case.
Over the next 90 days our campaign is focusing on lawmakers who sit on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the entire Senate. We need more energy and action there. Thursday, Feb. 11 is a multi-hour DADT hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee.