Scott Brown will back “Don't Ask” repeal

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Ma., announced Friday he is ready to vote for a bill that would repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Brown, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, said he has  read the Pentagon report on the issue and talked privately to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

“I accept the findings of the report and support the repeal based on the Secretary's recommendation that repeal will be implemented only when the battle effectiveness of the forces is assured and proper preparations have been completed,” Brown said in a statement.

Brown's support of the repeal moves the Senate one step closer to passing the repeal, which is attached to a military funding bill and is expected to be on the floor for a vote some time during the lame duck session.

Just Posted

Did Scoot ‘redline’ SF neighborhoods? Chinatown group says ‘we asked for it’

The talk of the transportation world is a Los Angeles Times story… Continue reading

New hires solve SF school crossing guard shortage — for now

San Francisco has gone on a school crossing guard-hiring binge, hoping to… Continue reading

SF sets a high bar for Lyft on electric bike rentals

Newly spelled out city requirements could open the door for other e-bike providers

Supervisor floats 2020 ballot measure to boost sheriff oversight

Walton calls Hennessy plan for independent investigations a ‘good start’ but wants more

Police ask public for help in solving fatal Bayview hit-and-run

The collision claimed the life of 59-year-old Bruce Romans.

Most Read