US Senate to hold hearings on DADT
According to The Daily Beast, the US Senate will be holding hearings on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", for the first time since the policy was enacted in 1993.
The hearings come after Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D- NY) proposed introducing an amendment to the Military Reauthorization Act that would have ordered the Defense secretary to stop investigating LGBT service members. The amendment was never introduced after Gillibrand determined she did not have the magical 60 votes to prevent a filibuster.
69 percent of Americans believe that LGBT people should be allowed to serve.
In the House, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) is lead on the Military Readiness Enhancement Act which would repeal DADT.