H.R. 1246 (110th): Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2007

Introduced:
Feb 28, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Martin “Marty” Meehan
Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 28, 2007
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1059 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 02, 2005

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 28, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 28, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 2007
 
Full Title

To amend title 10, United States Code, to enhance the readiness of the Armed Forces by replacing the current policy concerning homosexuality in the Armed Forces, referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", with a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Cosponsors
149 cosponsors (146D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

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2/28/2007--Introduced.
Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2007 - Repeals current Department of Defense (DOD) policy concerning homosexuality in the Armed Forces.
Prohibits the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation against any member of the Armed Forces or any person seeking to become a member. Authorizes the re-accession into the Armed Forces of otherwise qualified individuals previously separated for homosexuality, bisexuality, or homosexual conduct.
Requires such Secretaries to ensure that regulations governing the personal conduct of members of the Armed Forces are written and enforced without regard to sexual orientation.

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