Coalition sends letter urging U.S. House members to oppose DADT amendments to defense authorization bill

The Task Force is among 85 organizations to sign onto a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging members to oppose proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act designed to stall the implementation of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) repeal.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network today released the letter, which reads in part:

It would be extraordinary for a new Congress to immediately overturn the military personnel policy decisions of the preceding Congress. We would interpret such a vote as an endorsement of discrimination against some of our service members who risk their lives to ably defend our nation and its Constitution. Such a vote would also evince enormous disrespect for the thoughtful processes used by our most senior military leaders to implement a congressionally authorized policy change.

Read the entire letter here.