The Daily Beast’s Jason Bellini is reporting that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has decided she does not have enough support in the Senate to pass a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legally-mandated ban on openly LGBT people serving in the military. Even with Senate Majority Leader former servicemembers are encouraged by Representative Jared Polis’ (D-CO) appointment to the board that oversees the Airforce Academy by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Polis is a well-known opponent of DADT.
Meanwhile, PHB reports that the SLDN is trying to create a grassroots movement to support the repeal of DADT, although Bellini’s story says current polls show 69% of Americans support allowing LGBT Americans into the armed forces.
(via Pam’s House Blend)