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  •  Well I certainly hope (1+ / 0-)
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    he does whatever he's told to do on DADT repeal and protecting gay families.

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    by Scottie Thomaston on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 02:35:46 PM PST

    •  I certainly hope he'll get hard questions about (0+ / 0-)

      both those issues at his confirmation hearing.

      President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

      by askew on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:25:10 PM PST

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      •  Yeah me too. (1+ / 0-)
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        There's too much going on right now with DADT repeal implementation and benefits and DOMA and transgender service.  He should be asked direct questions on this.

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        by Scottie Thomaston on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:33:18 PM PST

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    •  Hagel on this topic (1+ / 0-)
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      http://www.politico.com/...

      Hagel:

      "I am fully supportive of ‘open service’ and committed to LGBT military families.”
      •  What does that mean though? (1+ / 0-)
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        He has also opposed someone for being openly aggressively gay.

        There are a lot of questions:

        - Will he fully implement DADT repeal?

        - Will he consider benefits and work arounds given DOMA?

        - Will he fully study DOMA's impact on military benefits for LGB families?

        - What about transgender service?

        He needs to be questioned directly on all of these things. Vague statements are no good.

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        by Scottie Thomaston on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:32:19 PM PST

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