Barney Frank: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ to Be Repealed Next Year


Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the policy against gays serving openly in the military, will likely be part of the Department of Defense authorization in Congress next year, says Barney Frank. “Military issues are always done as part of the overall authorization bill,” he told The Advocate. “‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ was always going to be part of the military authorization.” Frank also let slip that General Gates’s change in verbiage earlier this year from “if we repeal DADT” to “when we repeal DADT” happened after a firm phone call from White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. [Advocate via Politico]