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Rep. Alcee Hastings: Let Gay Soldiers Testify On DADT With Immunity

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) has submitted a novel bill that would allow gay soldiers to testify before Congress about DADT with immunity from dismissal from the military. Gay service members who reveal their sexual orientations during congressional testimony would be immune from forced discharges under a bill introduced Wednesday, as lawmakers prepare to consider repealing the ban on gays serving …

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Try

Rep. Alcee Hastings speaks to Rachel Maddow about how he was “thwarted” in his attempt to submit an amendment suspending the enforcement of DADT.

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Rep. Alcee Hastings Submits And Withdraws DADT Suspension Amendment

Yesterday Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) submitted and then almost immediately withdrew an amendment demanding that no further funds be spent on ousting gays from the military. Hastings says he withdrew his amendment to a defense appropriations bill due to pressure from colleagues and the White House.

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