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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Given the current situation with our military fighting in countries where homosexuality is a crime punishable by death, who will take up the slack when openly gay military cannot go to the battlefield?
How fair will that be?
I was one of those who thought this whole DADT thing was innocuous, like a mosquito bite, but it isn’t. It opens the door to other things, and this whole business is nothing more than forcing the rest of this nation to accept homosexuality as normal.
And by forcing, we’re talking with the force of law. Say what you will, but I’ve not heard of a case in this country where someone went to jail because they refused to accept Christianity.
This is NOT going to end well.
“Pedophiles will love Afghanistan, and what about all the other garbage. You know, this is just a consequence of allowing and legalizing all sexual immorality.”
These sissy loving Idiots are creating another problem in the Military also a lot of the Arabs hate this conduct as well and punish it severely.
I think you're wrong about that. A leftist military will still have a desire to kill and win. It will seek to stamp out dissenters of the Marxist agenda.
I was wrong on DADT being passed. A few weeks ago the GOP was certain that they could stop it. They said that it would never make it to the floor. They were wrong, and I was wrong. It looks as if it is going to be passed with the help of the RINOs. Never in the debate was the real issue mentioned, namely whether or not homosexual behavior is immoral. Instead, the debate has been about unit cohesiveness and fighting ability. The issue of WHY it was detrimental was never addressed.
No I am done with you. No respect for anyone that can’t admit a simple mistake.
Please to not in the same sentence compare what the 442nd and its outstanding men went through to homosexuals. That is wrong in so many ways. Racism is NOT condoned in the bible, nether is gay sex.
Yup, just like the sexual harassment training and diversity at work now. Which is pretty encompassing and should cover all deviations.
Lets not forget Hannity etc who could have spoken about this and asked their listeners to have called.
This could have be stopped if talk radio etc had got involved but again the likes of Hannity will not even talk or even show videos of the likes of folsom fair.
Something of which would really hurt the homosexual agenda.
Seems money trumps principles for some and if Hannity etc are reading this thread then shame on you, shame on FOX and others who were too cowardly to stand with our military and their voices plus the vets
“A leftist military will still have a desire to kill and win. It will seek to stamp out dissenters of the Marxist agenda.”
Good call, who killed more Russians, Stalin or Hitler?
Both killed a lot more Ukrainians than Russians.
I am not done with you , what the hell are you on pal?
Get this into your head right now.
I am going to fight these people who voted for this and give my spare money I have to defeat them.
Now why do you refuse to answr a simple question as do you support queers getting maried and overturning don’t ask?
As for the mistake what mistake?
For someone names plain talk you don’t half speak with riddles .
“most young people (todays soldiers) don’t view homosexuality the same way as the older people do”
This young man who doesn’t serve believes otherwise, and it would be great if we had the support of the older generation.
This is absolutely disastrous, and now we’ll see how the real vote goes. We absolutely must kill the bill.
you will not answer one question which has been given to you why?
So do you support repeal?
Do you think homosexuals should marry each other?
As for not done with you exactly WTH are you on about why what you going to do?
This asshat invokes the founding principles, while all the while trampling the Will of "We The People"?
Someday, we will look back on the Traitors that have taken us down this path to ruin, and take appropriate action to recover this once-great Nation.
If they think a military opposed to God will prosper...
BINGO, it was by the Lord’s blessing we’ve won the wars we have.
You can not battle God and expect to win, pure and simple
I’m not old and my sons said that they know of not one person which supports homosexuality.
Seems it depends where one lives and comes from.
I suppose some young pones in MA would have no problem but most of the country does have a problem young and old
That situation is being remedied in a very upfront and direct way (at the "enlistment" level).
Although I tend to be pessimistic, I can only see the military trending more and more leftist/PC over time.
“but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.”
I know my Father, and it won’t be pretty.
Posted on Saturday, December 18, 2010 1:33:01 PM by Jim Robinson