5/28/2010 - Gay victory...Somber mile...

5/28/2010 - Gay victory...Somber milestone...Waiting for well results

There are 82 comments on the WWUP-TV Cadillac story from May 28, 2010, titled 5/28/2010 - Gay victory...Somber milestone...Waiting for well results. In it, WWUP-TV Cadillac reports that:

The House has repealed "don't ask, don't tell." That's the 1993 law that banned gays from serving openly in the military.

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Since: May 10

beverly hills

#81 Jun 8, 2010
research it before you get all pissy. defensive directive 1304.26, which was the executive directive used by Bill Clinton in 1993, that made DADT military policy. PoTUS is the supreme member of the executive branch, aka Commander in Chief of all armed forces. Where did you go to school???

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Since: Jul 07

Los Angeles

#82 Jun 9, 2010
riotgrrl wrote:
<quoted text>DADT isn't a law, it's an official policy of the U.S. military. Congress never put forth a bill, and no president ever signed DADT into law. As POTUS, Obama most certainly does have the constitutional authority to do away with it simply by ordering it. It was implemented via a dpecial presidential order, and the same signature on the correct document can simply make it vanish.
Actually it was included in the 1994 Defense Appropriation Act and signed by President Clinton into law.

The House and Senate passed the bill and the President signed it making it law.

Only another law can repeal the existing one.

Executive Order could be used, but it would be a half measure and an act of Congress would be required to amend the UCMJ to support the Executive Order, which leads us back to one bill to repeal the existing one and amended the UCMJ.

Eric

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