Colin Powell Supports Repealing DADT

SixDegrees2/03/2010 11:26:57 am PST

re: #80 marjoriemoon

LOL Indeed!

Clinton never wanted DADT. It was a compromise to his Republican congress.

As I recall, Clinton enacted DADT through Executive Order. Congress later picked up the ball and made it permanent, with the slightest of changes.

Earlier, opposition to lifting the ban was led by Sam Nunn.

As noted above, when DADT made it to Congress, Barney Frank favored compromise, while Barry Goldwater championed a complete lifting of the ban, without qualification.

There’s a fairly good overview of the history at Wikipedia.