White House Blasts Hunter's DADT Slow-Down
BY Michelle Garcia
May 16 2011 5:57 PM ET
The White House has come out against a bill that proposes slowing down the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."
Spokesman Shin Inouye said the White House has "serious objections to any amendment that would unnecessarily delay this process," Metro Weekly reports.
The amendment to this year's National Defense Authorization Act, introduced by Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, was approved by the House Armed Services Committee last week. It would require the service branch chiefs of the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps to certify that repealing "don't ask, don't tell" would not have an effect on military cohesion or morale.
The current repeal plan only requires certification from the President, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary.
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