U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would restore a portion of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, which would apply to combat troops.
House Resolution 337, which has been dubbed the “Restore Military Readiness Act,” was introduced Jan. 19. Under the bill, homosexual military personnel not in direct combat would not have to conceal their sexual orientation, but those on the front lines would, said Lamborn.
“On the front lines, the people in combat, let’s let them have special consideration of not imposing this in their situation,” Lamborn said Wednesday.
He said the restriction would only be in effect “Until the commanding officer, like the joint chiefs of staff, at the very highest level, can say, ‘Okay, all the issues have been worked through, and there’s no problems.’”
The primary sponsor of the bill is U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, Jr., R-Calif. Lamborn is one of 21 co-sponsors.