Ed Team

The Politics Behind the NDAA Vote

Filed By Ed Team | June 01, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Chris Geidner, Don't Ask Don't Tell, HRC, NDAA, Servicemembers United, SLDN

"Asked if the organizations had made any effort to get House Democrats to vote against the full NDAA, once the DADT and DOMA amendments were added in committee, none of the organizations [HRC, SLDN, & Servicemembers United] responded that they had. Both SLDN and SU stated affirmatively that they made a strategic decision to focus on the Senate, while HRC declined any on-the-record comment."

-- Metroweekly reporter Chris Geidner in a must-read article "Defensive Politics: House defense bill vote shows how LGBT orgs' strategy leads House Dems to treat LGBT measures differently than GOP did." Geidner gives readers an in-depth look at the politics behinds last week's passage of the defense authorization act - including three anti-gay provisions.


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