Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Heated Hearing on DADT

According to this report in the Washington Blade, things got heated and ugly during the congressional hearing today on the "don't ask, don't tell" law:

A congressional hearing on the U.S. military's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy turned into a small battle zone Wednesday as opponents of the policy in Congress harangued its defenders with harsh questioning...

...[Elaine]Donnelly [president of the Center For Military Readiness] said straight service members would be exposed to harassment if gay service members were allowed to serve openly. She frequently cited a 1974 incident in a letter she says she received from Cynthia Yost, a former Army medical corpsman. Yost said a group of black lesbians sexually assaulted her, but she didn't report the incident to keep her record clean.

Donnelly said letting gays serve openly in the military would increase the incidents of sexual assault by three times, although provided no reasoning for how she came to this number.

The same old nasty lies, with no evidence to back them up.