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Hate group lies about House DADT hearings

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Then again, they're an officially-designated "hate group," so I guess lying is part of the hate package. From Carlos Maza at Equality Matters:

Old habits die hard, apparently. On Tuesday, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC) -- designated an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- wrote a column for attempting to resurrect old fears about open military service and asking House Republicans to try to derail the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy:
[T]he “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010” did not actually repeal anything. Instead, it set in motion an unusual series of trigger mechanisms, which would not lead to repeal until sixty days after the last one of them is completed. Since this process has not yet been completed, the law barring homosexual conduct in the military is still in place—and there is still time to stop this ill-advised repeal.


[T]he new House of Representatives, under Republican control, has now had the opportunity, in two hearings, to ask some of the hard questions that were not asked in the rushed lame duck session—and shine light on the fact that repeal does not meet those standards.
Unfortunately for Perkins, the House hearings he references did not find that DADT repeal “does not meet those standards.” During the April 1 House Armed Services subcommittee on repeal, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley testified that he saw “no issues or problems” with the law’s repeal, adding “all is going well.” Despite multiple attempts to raise concerns about the cost and necessity of preparing troops for open service, Republicans subcommittee members were largely unable to validate their horror stories about openly gay service members.
Poor fey Tony. He really needs to stop living a lie.

He should stop prevaricating too.

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