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Harry Reid supports end to Military discharges--but will he do anything?

GayPolitics.com provides us with an update on Reid's support for a permanent end to military discharges, a story that began circulating yesterday.  Apparently now he's not behind the 18-month moratorium proposed by Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) because he would rather it be permanent--and so would we!  However, Kirsten Gillibrand's two-step process may make it a bit more pallatable for more conservative lawmakers.  This would give us 18 months to work on them.  Then again, the Dallas Principles demand "No delay.  No excuses." 

Is a moratorium truly a delay, though?  With a moratorium, the discharges under DADT WILL stop.  And we can reasonably assume that it will be easier to pass an overturn of the gay ban in the military if 'no discharges' is already the status quo.  Its unlikely that lawmakers will allow the moratorium to expire and for discharges to begin again--causing all SORTS of NEW problems and issues for a military that has had out soldiers for well over a year at that point.  Is this Harry Reid's stall tactic? 

h/t gaypolitics.com

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