U.S. Senate Votes To Eliminate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Announcing the vote count of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the U.S. Senate.

Today, December 18th, 2010, at 2:30 PM (CST), the U.S. Senate approved the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, the 17-year-old law which denied openly gay military members from serving.  The final vote in the senate was 65-31 on the bill which the U.S. House of Representatives had approved by a 250-175 margin earlier in the week.

The bill now is to be signed by the President.  However, both the President and the Pentagon must agree about how and when the measure will actually go into effect.

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One Response

  1. I listened to the speeches this morning before going to my mom’s house.

    McCain’s little tantrum I laughed at; McConnel’s whine about procedure I laughed at as well.

    It’s been a long time coming, but doing it this way — a stand alone bill, I think will make certain it will never be turned back. Even the most bigoted blogs seem to only make a half-hearted effort.

    It’s one down and several more to go, but I;m happy and relieved that Reid got this through.

    Sad thing is the Iraq vet that championed it in the House lost in the last election. He made good on his promise. Perhaps the people in PA will give him another chance in 2012.

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