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.
How many will declare their preference and how many are in the Military? I bet the final estimated numbers are trivial. How bad a hit will recruiting take?
Well, now we’ll see what happens. If a year from now, two years from now we see that there are problems, that unit cohesion is degraded, that recruitment or morale is down, that the effectiveness of the force is down, then it shouldn’t be that hard to get a new law put in place.
I mean if we start getting routed by the Taliban next year or in 2012 then I think the GOP won’t have that difficult a time changing the rules. To be honest, we haven’t exactly been kicking ass with the current law in place. And polling shows that the public largely supports this by well over 60%. Unfortunate, but true.
I don’t think there are that many gays in the military to begin with. Will this open the floodgates? I doubt it.
I’m at least willing to see what happens. Not every prediction of doom comes true.
In terms of long term impact, the DREAM Act and the START Treaty are much more important. If we get to the end of the session and we end up with with the tax rates extended, no DREAM Act, no START, but DADT is repealed, I’d say that’s about as good as we could expect given themakeup of the Congress. Come Jan 1 everything will change and the Dems won’t get anything.
I can’t believe there will now be officially licensed Rump Rangers. Let’s hope our fighting men and women recognize that only 3% of people identify themselves as gay.
So are they going to modify the UCMJ as it relates to sodomy???
Since when did this become a "whites only" board?
I must have missed that memo...
The reason 8 republicans voted yes was because they did not want anyone who opposed this to be able to single out a senator and point to them as the person who’s vote changed the policy.
“I wonder if America needs a Pinochet to straighten things out?”
I have lived in and spent time in military dictatorships and I don’t believe that you want any part of that experience as a citizen.
Why does your tag line advocate John Bolton for Vice President when he hold a different view from us on gays in the military?
“Lynching is the way to go now, whereas you get caught in the act and you hang from a tree”
Lynching anyone is pure cowardice. I thinks it’s automatically justified to open fire on such people, if one stumbles upon any group lynching someone,,,period. Wyatt Earp agrees,,,
P.S. - it was easy for me in the navy as an officer - I only had one roomate on the ship...normal seamen sleep three high and share everything...alas.
As an American, I’m a live and let live guy. As long as they leave me alone, I’ll leave them alone. What people do in their bedroom isn’t my business and I don’t care. We’re not going to be checking to see what soldiers do off duty. As long as they’re on duty they’re governed by regulations on fraternization and inappropriate conduct. That already applies to heterosexuals and it will now apply to gays as well.
They will be allowing gays with “partners” to live in family quarters. It’s in the report.
EVERY DEMOCRAT IS PERVERTED!! AND 8 PUBBIES ARE ALSO.... IMMORAL AND PERVERTED!!!
If you support the homosexual agenda, then get the hell off of FR!! Continue supporting it on FR beyond this point, newbie, and you will get the ZOT!! Period. End of fricken story!!
Even BEFORE that Nov 4 date....when the people elected DEMOCRATS in HUGE NUMBERS!
I can’t believe that putting a penis into a poop filled colon is called SEX by these people. The fact it, if they were able to straighten out there twisted minds, homosexuals would realize the reason for want to put their penises anywhere stems from the natural act of procreation with a woman.
The greatest perversion is that Congress thinks it can change an unnatural act into a natural one.
She lost the primary.
But Mookowski made a deal with the devil for her seat.
How do you think all those bad write ins happened?
Improperly filled out, mis-spelled name etc etc etc all being counted against Alaska law..
What kind of women do you think enjoy combat boots and blowing things up?
I like your attitude. We are organizing and will win this before it is over. I am adding you to my ping list for Patriots.