The Center for Military Readiness is encouraging voters to evaluate the views of the major presidential candidates on all matters of national defense, including social issues such as homosexuals in the military. In particular, CMR has released a new article discussing the actions and inactions of Republican candidate President George W. Bushwith regard to the 1993 law banning homosexuals from the military. CMR also has analyzed the record of Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA), who voted against legislation to ban homosexuals from the military on September 9, 1993.CMR President Elaine Donnelly commented that “Sen. Kerry’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) revealed an elitist and sometimes disdainful attitude toward anyone disagreeing with his views.”The legislation ultimately passed with bi-partisan, veto-proof majorities in the Senate (63-33) and in the House (264-169). . . Read More
Senator WARNER.Mr. Chairman, could I also join in that? I have had the privilege of knowing him, and I was actually Secretary of the Navy in the Gulf with the riverine, and his reputation was well known as one of the finest that ever served.
Senator KERRY.Thank you very much, sir. I appreciate that. In fact, I have your signature on one of my awards, which I appreciate.Senator WARNER.Thank you, Senator. . . Read More
The question of whether professed homosexuals are eligible to serve in the military remains unclear to many observers, even though Congress passed a law in 1993 that excludes homosexuals from the military.
The historic record indicates that Congress gave careful consideration to President Clinton’s plan to accommodate gays in the military, known as "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," or DADT for short. Members ultimately rejected it, however, because the concept was unworkable and indefensible in court. Contrary to inaccurate news reports, which persist to this day, the DADT policy that President Clinton formally proposed on July 19, 1993, was never adopted or codified in law. . .