Amy Klobuchar on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Feb 22, 2011

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

In December of 2010, Senator Klobuchar released a press statement noting her support for the repeal of don't ask, don't tell.

Klobuchar Statement on Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

Repeal legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Set to Become Law

December 18, 2010

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement today after legislation to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy passed the U.S. Senate, and was sent to the President to be signed into law:

“Today a bipartisan group of Senators stood up with our military leaders to repeal the 1993 Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy. I’ve always believed the commitment of our top military leaders is critical to successfully implementing the repeal of this policy. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen, and other leaders in our Armed Services have testified in support of the repeal and today the Senate acted to make this happen.” 


Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-S 4023; Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Provides for repeal of the current Department of Defense (DOD) policy concerning homosexuality in the Armed Forces, to be effective 60 days after the Secretary of Defense has received DOD's comprehensive review on the implementation of such repeal, and the President, Secretary, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) certify to the congressional defense committees that they have considered the report and proposed plan of action, that DOD has prepared the necessary policies and regulations to exercise the discretion provided by such repeal, and that implementation of such policies and regulations is consistent with the standards of military readiness and effectiveness, unit cohesion, and military recruiting and retention. Provides that, until such time as the above conditions are met, the current policy shall remain in effect.

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