Today House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Rep. Patrick Murphy introduced a free-standing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) repeal bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the companion bill, S.4023, last week after the failed Senate vote to proceed to debate on the National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate bill currently has 40 bipartisan cosponsors.
Today’s announcement by Leader Hoyer and Rep. Murphy shows that momentum is on the side of DADT repeal.
HRC praises the leadership of Leader Hoyer and Rep. Murphy, who have been champions of repeal.