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 agree, so flame me too. DADT is a bad policy for both those who are pro and anti-gays serving in the military. Military discipline must be strictly enforced regardless of gender or anything else.
How about a Texas Congressman going on TV and proposing a federal law that all liberals be required by federal law that they must buy and use vegan baked beans, Ex-Lax, and Pampers or be fined $100,000 and subject to 5 years of federal prison time -
No different than Obamacare - and therefore valid under the Green Commode Clause........
Some are better at black male than others.
want names and target them to lose their jobs they have sold out our military and their voices were not heard, so screw you cowards who voted for this.
So now the openly perverted and insane will have a role in the defense of this country!
My, how magnanimous of you!
So you must not have any qualms at all about letting open homosexuals mentor your young children either...
Kiss our Best goodbye you traitors!
THE REAL PENTAGON POLL: 91% OF SERVICE MEMBERS REJECT HOMOSEXUAL LEADERS - 1 IN 4 WOULD QUIT
“Message from a Marine: Dont Break the Military”
Louis Gohmert, a truly Conservative Texan, representing the 1st district (a former member of the A&M Corps of Cadets and ex-Army) predicts the harm this will cause.
I greatly admire Mr. Gohmert and he makes me especially proud of Texas. When listening to the clip cited above, note that he uses the proper term homosexual rather than gay. The deviants are anything but gay (in the rightful sense of the word). They are morally corrupt and miserable individuals. This cancer of depravity should absolutely not be part of our military.
God bless you Louie Gohmert! And as for those traitors who voted for the abomination of a homosexual military...well, "don-o" I agree with your statement.
I must agree whole heartedly. I expect that homosexuals will continue to be ostracized and segregated in the Military. Boot will be hard(er) on them, peers will not tolerate any shirking and will self-police as needed to weed them out.
The gays that do survive the ritualistic ripping apart of their fabric to be re-assembled as lean, mean fightin’ machines will still be uncomfortable and in the end might leave early...
thank you as you can tell there is a lot of emotion from me on this.
They have ignored the voices of vets, marines etc because special interests are more important.
Me too. This was obviously going to happen for about the last couple weeks.
The original policy was meant to stop the witch hunts against gays in the military, so frankly I must admit I find it funny how now the right is wanting to keep it.
Don’t get me wrong...I would have preferred to keep it myself. But, it’s just ironic how sides can switch.
This was the wrong move, but infinitely more bearable to me than the DREAM act.
So many people, myself included, have friends or family members that are gay that coming here and reading some of the infantile things that get posted is insulting. I also know, as the mother of a straight, college age student, that being gay really isn't as looked down upon, as with the older generation. Whether homosexuality is a sin (and I think it is) or not, I just don't see it as a sin that it is my place to decide. I think adultery and divorce are much graver sins, as they tend to harm many more people than something two adults may or may not do in the privacy of their own homes.
Those who are sexually attracted to any other group should be separated. Fairly simple concept.
These fools are one step closer to ruining our military, which is of course what they want.
For all of you Joe Liberalman lovers, we are having this vote today because of Joe’s stand-alone DADT bill.
Well....if the “military” is destroyed....you know what that means...
Senators who vote for homosexuals are the same ones who think 9/11 was a law enforcement issue.
THEY WILL VOTE ON THIS AT 3PM
This goes against the fighting men and women who defend this country and will only hurt recruiting. Do you think that the fine people of the South and Midwest (the #1 and #2 regions where most of our military come from) will be so eager to have their sons and daughters sign up for a military forced to submit and accept a depravity that stands against all of their social values.
We can only hope that one day people like you pay the price for this treason.
A vote for repeal is a vote for an immoral abomination to the Lord God who has blessed this nation. This is a national statement of collaboration in the act of homosexuality, just as legalized abortion is the a statement of collaboration in child sacrifice and shedding of innocent blood.