“DADT splitting gay rights groups”

Washington Post / Federal Eye: “On Monday, three groups that support lifting the gay ban — the Palm Center at the University of California Santa Barbara, OutServe and Knights Out — said they want lawmakers to pass the [defense authorization bill] whether or not it includes language ending ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ . . . It’s a risky political calculation that puts them in direct conflict with four larger groups more directly involved with lobbying efforts to end the ban: the Human Rights Campaign, the Center for American Progress, Servicemembers United and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.”