09 Jun '11, 3am

Barney Frank Calls on Obama to Veto A Defense Bill with Anti-Gay Amendments #p2 #topprog

Barney Frank Calls on Obama to Veto A Defense Bill with Anti-Gay Amendments #p2 #topprog

In a letter to President Obama, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) has asked that the president make it known he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act if it reaches his desk with provisions attached passed by the House designed to both slow the repeal of the military's ban on openly gay service personnel, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), and to shore up the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. The letter was signed by Frank and three other House Democrats: Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), and David Cicilline (D-RI). From The Hill : "We believe it would therefore be extremely useful for you to make clear that if the final bill presented to you does include these sections, which would undermine the end to discrimination in the military, that you will veto the bill on that ground," the letter ...

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