MI – Despite objections from military commanders, a vote to repeal the ban on homosexuals serving in the military is planned for this Thursday, May 27th, in both the Senate and the House.
The planned vote violates a commitment Congress made to the Armed Forces that a study would be completed before any vote was taken to repeal the longstanding ban on homosexuals serving in the military. The broken commitment is the result of immense pressure placed on the
Washington politicians by homosexual advocacy groups
However, today the four Services Chiefs, in separate letters, voiced their opinion that tomorrow’s planned vote was breaking a commitment to the men and women of the Armed Forces that their voices would be heard before any change on the statutory ban.
The letter of General George W. Casey, the Army Chief of Staff, was typical of the sentiments of all four Service Chiefs.
“I remain convinced that it is critically important to get a better understanding of where our Soldiers and Families are on this issue, and what impacts on readiness and unit cohesion might be so that I can provide informed military advice to the President and Congress.
I also believe that repealing the law before completion of the review will be seen by the men and women of the Army as a reversal of our commitment to hear their views before moving forward.”
See all four letters by clicking below.
General Casey (USA) Letter
General Conway (USMC) Letter
Admiral Roughead (USN) Letter
General Schwartz (USAF) Letter
Center, a national public interest law firm based in
Michigan, is encouraging responsible members of Congress not to vote for any bill, regardless of its language, that has as its aim the ultimate repeal the ban.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, commented, “Repeal of the ban on homosexuals serving in the military has nothing to do with making our Armed Forces more effective. It is already the best military force in the world. Repeal of the ban is nothing but a political payoff to homosexual advocacy groups for their campaign support.
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http://cmrlink.org/CMRDocuments/Casey ltr to McCain DADT.pdf
http://cmrlink.org/CMRDocuments/Conway ltr to McCain DADT.pdf
http://cmrlink.org/CMRDocuments/Roughead Letter to McKeon DADT.pdf
http://cmrlink.org/CMRDocuments/Schwartz Letter to McKeon DADT.pdf
May 26, 2010