Skip to comments.Congress Overturns Ban of Gays Serving Openly, Sends Bill to Obama's Desk
Posted on 12/18/2010 12:48:49 PM PST by Jess KittingEdited on 12/18/2010 1:10:23 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON -- In a landmark vote, the Senate on Saturday ended the Clinton-era ban on gays serving openly in the military, marking a major triumph for President Obama, liberals and the gay community.
The final vote to end the Pentagon's 1993 "don't ask, don't tell" policy was 65-31, drawing support from eight Republicans.
The bill now goes to the White House for Obama's signature. He is expected to sign the bill into law next week, a senior White House aide told Fox News.
Sad day in America. Right up there with Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and the stupid health care bill.
Idiots! They no not what they have to the foundations of the military this day. They have done nothing but weaken this great nation.
...and nobody cares that a homosexual purposefully caused the wikileaks dump in a hissy fit...
...and using a nail gun instead of a hammer! >:-(
Any “D” votes against?
Probably. The straight soldier should probably just make an EO complaint instead. And promptly get ignored.
There’s going to be a lot of the gay’s in the military slipping on on a bar of soap, just wait and see.
The next Congress cut off funding for salaries and support costs of any individual who claims to be homosexual while the military ostensibly embarks on a five year study of how best to integrate these perverts.
Deb. I am waiting for my apology.
They couldn't help themselves.
How can a person say no to a diva such as Lisa after all?
The expounded compassion got the best of the good voters of Alaska.
“Now any that are serving in the military, who have a religious or moral belief/objection against homosexuality they best keep their mouth shut.”
The DI’s better not call anyone a sissy now! It will be the end of their career. Then again, it might be an easy way out.
I didn’t say they would. I said that all the whiners here, instead of wringing their hands and crying about the sky falling, should be gettin off their as*es and doing something about. Get involved with anti-homosexual agenda groups, write these a-hole senators on our side who voted for this crap to let them know you’ll be actively seeking their replacement in the next election, start a website, blog, whatever. But I guess finding reasons to fail and lose is easier.
“Unprincipled swine, the both of them. They vote against cloture, and then vote for the bill itself. They should be booted out of office at the very first opportunity.”
Yep. Now they can say they voted against it.
LOL -no no -it has just begun...
- just a thought
“Every single Republican Senator who voted for this monstrous, immoral, and anti-American piece of anal legislation MUST be defeated. Spare no effort, ever.”
Totally agree with you. Boot ‘em out at the first opportunity.
Tyhey will not be seated until January. The Darling of Alaska was already in Office. She lost the orimary to Joe Miller. Then with the back door backing and blessing of the Republican Party was able to steal the election form Miller via the write in mode.
It is time for acts of extreme prejudice against these reprobates. They cannot hide under the capital dome indefinitely. They need leave Washington at some point. Examples must be made.
On CSPAN2, the banner read something like "The Pentagon and President must certify that combat readiness will not be diminished." IMO, this is just a formality, and the required arm-twisting will be from the top down. "Golly General, that's a nice command and pension you got there. Be a shame if something happened to them." As a retired O-5 friend once told me, "In the military, a suggestion is an order." 0bama is CIC.