From the Washington Blade:
A leading advocate for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is expecting legislation to emerge in the Senate in time for hearings in the Senate Armed Services Committee this fall.
Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, said Tuesday he’s anticipating a Senate repeal bill to debut within weeks.
“A number of Democrats are ready for bill introduction, and I suspect we may soon have a Senate bill introduced,” he said. “Yes, I know many of you have heard those predictions before, but the reality is I believe we will see that in the next two to three weeks.”
Yes, we have heard this before. The Senate has been in session for nine full months now and there’s no DADT repeal bill, yet. There’s strong public support. The Majority Leader supports the repeal. The White House purports to support the repeal.
In the House, Rep. Patrick Murphy’s bill to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, HR 1283, now has 176 co-sponsors. (That’s more sponsors than the ENDA bill.)