Skip to comments.Senate clears way for 'don't ask don't tell' repeal
Posted on 12/18/2010 9:33:26 AM PST by RatherBiased.com
The Senate has just voted to end debate on a bill that would lift the ban on gays serving openly in the military, essentially clearing the measure for passage and signature by the president.
Lawmakers voted 63 to 33 to end debate on the current policy, put in place by former president Bill Clinton, informally known as "don't ask don't tell."
The Senate could vote on final passage of the measure as early as today but it will most likely happen on Sunday or Monday.
"We are on the verge of ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' for good," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after the vote "This is one of those moments in our history when we stepped up and squared our policies with the values this nation was founded upon."
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I will. I have known him since he was 8 years old, I love that kid.
I will. I have known him since he was 8 years old, I love that kid.
Republicans who abstained: Hatch, Gregg, Bunning.
Democrats who abstained: Manchin.
Good post and right on.
I`m glad Gens. Patton, Eisenhower, MacArthur, et al aren`t alive to see this.
my two sons were to join the Marines now they have just said that they will not.
There goes a hundred years of military tradition in this family.
“I agree with this; but does that include laws of the land to enforce what we KNOW is morally correct, but which is a religious morality?”
I contend that the majority of our problems stems from deviation from Judeo-Christian principles. Morality without Christianity is like vapor- dissipated on the winds of the situation. Our government was designed with this sort of thinking in mind; while they envisioned a land where it was possible not to be Christian, the Founders at no point imagined the gross paganization and descent into barbarism taking place now.
“When in fact, the key I think was that gay sexual activity was banned; I think we need to still prohibit all gay sex between military members, and that will be the biggest fallout from repeal.”
The biggest fallout will come later. Failure to promote an openly gay person will result in a lawsuit; likewise, gays in positions of power will promote other gays, and lawsuits by straight soldiers will fail, as will sexual harassment complaints. Also, the military will be forced to recognize gay couplings as legitimate as marriage, and that opens the door to having it made law throughout the rest of the society.
“I oppose this repeal, because I see this as an attack on our culture by a militant group concerned more with changing normalcy than getting along or being allowed to serve. “
I think you are correct here, for the most part. I think though, that they had someone behind them who desired to weaken the US military and that it is all a part of this:
Answer a question for me, if a gay person goes to battle for this country and dies in the process, is his sacrifice less than a heterosexuals?
A reason you will never figure out.
That remark is simply stupid.
Good to see some people still have fight left in ‘em.
I am sick of us always being on the defensive. It’s time to reverse that.
I am sure Ernst Rhoem’s mother loved him too - same as Hitler’s.
It will destroy the US Military as we know it...the greatest military in the world.
No parent in their right mind will encourage their 18 year old boy to sleep, live, or shower with another man who openly, proudly, and admittedly has anal sex, and prefers it with young ones, for obvious reasons. No way.
Eventually, good men will leave and retire, just as is planned by the leftwing commies whose goal it is to reduce the power of the US economy and military.
Here is their latest FU to Americans:
“If there are people who cannot deal with the change, then theyre going to have to do whats best for their troops and best for the organization and best for the military service and exit the military service, so that we can move forward — if thats the way that we have to go,” Hill says in an interview with Roland Martin, scheduled to air Sunday.
Hill says it will be up to military brass to set the tone for the rank-and-file in accepting gay service members.
This is when individual Marines have to take up arms against those officers issuing immoral orders. No kidding. No point in continuing to call themselves United States Marine Corps otherwise. The brand stands for certain values that can not be abridged.
first off they are homosexuals not gay unless you lie playing the lefts word game.
Secondly they should not bee there in the first place as most of us do not want them. I say we as those who are serving or have served.
Thirdly with all their diseases they have form their sick sex then do you think I or others would be wanting to touch their blood knowing that they might have a disease which can be given to me and cause me death later on.
Manning is a perfect example of why homosexuals should not be there.
They care about letting people know what turns them off and gets them off more than anything else
Look at the homosexuals at the white house chaining themselves up.
Where were they with cuts tot he military?
why did they now demonstrate those cuts which costs lives?
I’ll answer for you because they care about their homosexual agenda and another thing I will say to you.
Jim R has made it perfectly clear time and time again that this site is a conservative site which is not for the homosexual agenda.
I won`t recommend the military either, especially to friends and family members. I don`t want them subjected to forced living arrangements with queers.
WTF???? Our nation was founded on gay rights? Pardon the french, but BS!!!!!!!!!!!
Bingo. Chief, I think you hit the nail on the head. With the military it has always been “get the job done - cheap”. Back when I served, nobody asked and you sure as hell did not tell. Blanket parties took care of any dangling participles; and, by God, they worked!!!
So exactly how long has it been since you were in a communal shower with someone of the same sex eyeing you and your equipment as a potential sex partner? Easy to say when it's someone else's humiliation.
When you're a civilian you can be a lot more flexible about where you go and when you go.
In the military you go where they send you and HAVE to use the facilities that are provided. There's no two ways about it.
How long has it been since you were in the military exactly?
YOU BET IT IS.
We should not be shutting up and not talking about their agenda because a name which does not make sense might be hurled at us.
Tell everyone what their agenda is.
Let it be known how they will now use this to now overturn DOMA.
Once they do that then it is teach fisting to little kids.
Then making Revs etc to marry them.
Then comes the granddaddy of all.
Speak against them and you can be jailed for hate crimes.
Not that is a ridiculous analogy. LOL!
How soon until we get “political officers” in every unit kind of like the Russians?
Think that if you’d like but the battle is an up hill one and denying that only makes it more of one. Once they get these “rights” it’ll be extremely unlikely we ever take them back.
How can a military that is so stymied by political correctness that nobody will report a guy who’s BUSINESS CARD says he’s a jihadist until he shoots up Ft.Hood possibly be trusted to fairly enforce rules of conduct on another ‘favored and protected’ group?
You are by far the biggest F’in idiot on this thread.
“Yes, we’re taking names today. I heard there were four. My guess would be the Maine sisters (Snowe and Collins), Brown, and Kirk.”
Although Kirk campaigned that he would vote against it, don’t count on it.
Read these F.R. threads:
I’m just wondering if switches to the rat party before or after he comes out of the closet.
Anyone rabidly pro-abortion doesn't have the moral fiber to be trusted on anything else.
I am sick of being on the defensive and must appear sympathetic towards homosexuals and those who are sympathetic to homosexuals who wish to destroy and deconstruct Judeo/Christian values. You have no idea of the can of worms that are opening right now.
Now that Republicans control the House, it doesn’t matter whether they have 46 senate seats or 40. Those quislings who supported this madness MUST be purged from the GOP. The most infuriating is Murkowski. Joe Miller must be a complete moron to have lost to her on a write-in campaign, when there were issues like this that he could have hung around her neck.
As for the legal impact of today’s vote, it is going to be impossible to defeat homosexual marriage in the courts now that the government has sanctioned homosexuality in the military. The end of the Republic is not far off. And so the USA follows in the footsteps of Rome.
Thanks! I thought for a moment I was. Now when was it that you served again?
No, that’s not what you said — but your restatement makes a tad more sense. However I doubt you or anyone will donate ALL of their money to anything. You do need to eat.
need a wall of shame and put their names on this site for all to see and lets fight them to get them fired and know they have sold out to a homosexual activist special interest group and ignored the wishes of our men and women or most of them
Unfortunately that is starting already. Basically only three 4 stars in ALL four services have talked about how wrong this is. We have approximately 50 4-star admirals over the four services and we heard from THREE!
How about Hatch and Gregg, two little RINOs who -— whoops! — abstained.
And, they have been able to serve under DADT so the point is a straw man.
Heterosexuals in the military. They shouldn't have to undress, shower and share living quarters with someone that may have an unwanted sexual attraction to them.
Further, allowing open homosexuals in the military guarantees more sexual activity, more STDs and more sexual harassment.
BTW, God expects us to handle things on earth and ban or restrict harmful behavior. Your opinion isn't remotely Christian.
seeing as you keep asking this poster I’ll answer your question, Yes I served in a combat unit, yes I served with special forces and yes I know plenty still serving.
Now I did talk to a pal of mine the other day and he asked me to send a message to the reps and that message was.
Please do not repeal don’t ask as none of the boys here want it repealed.
I hope your question was answered.
You have said it well. If they think a military opposed to God will prosper, they should re-think it before the Lord acts in the here and now. They seem to think they can relegate the Lord’s authority to the afterlife and “sorting it out there”. I think we are in for a rude awakening.
Allowing a sexual element into the military is what is bad policy.
They'll scream homophobia and the libs will line up behind him to lynch the marine.
Blacks do it.
Women do it.
Why not gays?
This is a TERRIBLE precedent.
Sort of like a woman who marries the man she had an affair with while he was married. It begins with a lie, and is doomed.
But, Rinos are ELECTABLE don't you know!
semantics the left likes that too.
I say it again for you and hope you can answer my question , do you support the repeal and do you think homosexuals should marry each other?.
I will donate all the spare money I have to defeat these people who supported and voted this homosexual agenda.
Hope that is plain talk enough for you now.
I read you loud and clear. Thank you, ohioman!
...and since you’re merely miffed, this is another victory for Hussein and his cult.
Their goal is to make people “get used to it”.
I remember an extremist liberal Hussein cultist speaking to me when I expressed outrage the day after his god signed the healthcare bill into law: “You’ll get used to it.”
They really DO want to make perversion SO ubiquitous that we aren’t sickened by it anymore.
It means equal rights for Domestic Partners to have military housing, living next to families.
It means having their domestic Partners participate inmilitary social functions as equals.
It means a new industry opening up for Lawyers.