‘I am not saying this law should never change’

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Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Thursday urged Congress to take time to scrutinize a 10-month Pentagon study on the implications of repealing the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, calling it “premature” to rush through legislation scrapping the ban on openly gay people serving in the military.

“I am not saying this law should never change,” McCain, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an opening statement during a much-anticipated hearing on the Pentagon’s repeal study.

As the leading Republican senator on military matters, McCain plays a key role in the ability of the Senate to pass any legislation repealing the Clinton-era law. He has opposed earlier efforts to bring up for debate the 2011 defense authorization bill, which contains the repeal provision.

Full story:  McCain: Repeal of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy ‘premature’ – TheHill.com