McCain Says He Will Oppose Repealing Law That Bans Homosexuals from Military

November 15, 2010 17:45

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said today that in the upcoming lameduck session of Congress he will continue to oppose a repeal of the law that bans homosexuals from serving in the U.S. military.

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President Barack Obama would like to repeal the law in the lame-duck session that will take place between now and the end of the year.

In May, the House passed a Defense authorization bill that included a provision repealing the law that bans homosexuals from the military. When that authorization bill came up in the Senate in September, however, McCain led a filibuster against it.

On Monday, after McCain spoke at a forum in Washington, D.C., where he discussed America’s leadership in the world, asked the senator, “Will you continue to oppose any lame-duck efforts by the administration to repeal the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law?”

“Yes,” said McCain. He was then quickly ushered from the room and did not take any other questions.


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