DADT

The Keen News Service and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network have coverage of today's Congressional hearing on the implementation of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal that's really worth checking out. In short, "the military's repeal of its longstanding 'don’t ask, don’t tell' policy is not facing resistance from troops and is on track to take full effect this fall as planned."

But Vicky Hartzler, who sits on the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, wasn't all that interested in facts, the insight from experts who testified before the subcommittee and the clear opinion of actual service members.  She just finds the whole idea of repealing DADT icky. 

According to tweets from the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Hartzler was "obsessed" with talking about why shower facilities are segregated by gender, but not by sexual orientation.  And Hartzler told the committee she believes 10% of the military will leave because of the decision to repeal DADT.

UPDATE: Here's video from ThinkProgress: 

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