Stars and Stripes substantiates claims LGBT groups delaying repeal of DADT

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Stars and StripesThe military newspaper Stars and Stripes confirmed in an article yesterday that LGBT groups have been active in delaying action on DADT in favor of other legislative priorities.

“An official with the House Democratic leadership said the House is committed to repealing ‘don’t ask’ but has agreed with civil rights groups to put new hate crime legislation and a workplace nondiscrimination bill on the legislative calendar before taking up the military issue.”

This adds weight to previous claims that LGBT groups, particularly HRC, lobbied to delay any action on DADT, as reported by Daily Beast reporter Jason Bellini and later confirmed by Dr. Aaron Belkin, Director of the Palm Center.

HRC and Joe Solmonese have vehemently denied the allegations, but may now be losing donors because of it.

Post by ILO on 06/23/09 at 11:04 am