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Congress Overturns Ban of Gays Serving Openly, Sends Bill to Obama's Desk
Fox News ^ | Dec. 18, 2010

Posted on 12/18/2010 12:48:49 PM PST by Jess Kitting

Edited 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.

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To: Jet Jaguar
Wicked rulers with evil intent need an immoral military to do thier bidding.

A large percentage of Hitler's brownshirts and SS sinned in this manner before God.

The normal patriotic god fearing Boy-Scout majority types currently enlisted will not fire on or disarm American citizens of the same type.

Gays and liberals HATE Christian "gun nuts".

The time for preparation is coming to and end.


181 posted on 12/18/2010 1:57:17 PM PST by SENTINEL (Mormonism...from Ezra Taft Benson to Reid and Romney in only one generation.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Anyone have the names of Republicans voting for this BS?

The usual TRAITORS or course.

182 posted on 12/18/2010 1:57:20 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Darksheare

Then discipline them... can them and fire them if they do something illegal. That’s a rule both straight and gay people live by. The law should apply equally to every one. There should be no special privilege on account of sexual orientation, any more than there is on race, gender, income, etc.

183 posted on 12/18/2010 1:58:13 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: libh8er
Will not allowing gay soldiers to sleep in the same tent or share a bunk bed amount to discrimination?

Excellent question, libh8er. The repeal of DADT has never been about homosexuals serving "openly" in the military; it's always been just another part of the homosexual agenda to normalize their lifestyle. Look at this like a chess game, and know that the homosexual crowd is already thinking ahead 4 or 5 moves. They have anticipated the potential problems that will crop up and are more than prepared to scream "Homophobe!".

It doesn't matter what homosexuals do, how they try and change public opinion (and they may eventually), or how much they work to break down the traditional family struture---God will still consider their lifestyle an abomination. And that keeps them constantly stirred up.


184 posted on 12/18/2010 1:58:53 PM PST by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: goldstategop

“I don’t have a problem with it. Its silly to have to have people hide who they are. I’ve always thought there was a case to be made for banning homosexuality in the armed service but DADT is offensive and hypocritical. Its like saying a woman can be pregnant but she needs to hide it so people won’t have to face it. This is one fight that is now history.”

Are you in the military? I would guess not because you appear clueless.

185 posted on 12/18/2010 1:58:53 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: central_va

>Our fighting men (and women) can handle this.

Zot what? The troops have been surveyed and the results are pretty clear - most don’t think this will have any effect (neutral).

The SecDef and JCS have said they support repeal.

So, can anyone tell me why it’s a surprise this was passed?

186 posted on 12/18/2010 1:59:48 PM PST by bigbob (.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

“They will be allowing gays with “partners” to live in family quarters. It’s in the report”

Good Lord!

187 posted on 12/18/2010 1:59:57 PM PST by greene66
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To: Jess Kitting

Two words:


188 posted on 12/18/2010 2:00:37 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: Terry Mross

“If two gay male “sailors” and two lesbian female “waves” get to live together why can’t a straight sailor and a straight wave live together?”

As our future Secretary of Defense, Barny Frank, would say, “Those Mixtht Mawwidges never work.”

189 posted on 12/18/2010 2:00:48 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

It was planned from the beginning...either START or DREAM gets pulled or the fag nonsense will.

The dumocraps knew it was a toss up between the 2.

190 posted on 12/18/2010 2:00:57 PM PST by max americana
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To: apronius
My "Senators" are 1) an avowed Socialist (Sherrod Brown), and 2) Asshole Joinovich (Voinovich) who will never-too-soon-for-me be replaced by Rob Portman.

As far as marching in the streets and joining anti-homo groups, there are no groups other than chruch groups now around me that abhor sexual deviant conduct, and we also closely involve ourselves with School Board meetings to see what socialist agenda items they may have up their NEA sleeves.

Law Enforcement has a helluva time now controlling drugs, gangs, and the ne'er-do-well certain inner city population, so also expecting them to quell the "civil disobedience" (which I call the Gay Pride events) is far from the top of their involvement.

Freedom of Association is tops in my list of Freedoms; and if I'm called bigot, racist, homophobe, etc., I wear it as a badge of honor nowadays.

191 posted on 12/18/2010 2:02:12 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: jwalsh07

In the Army we had stockades dumdum.

192 posted on 12/18/2010 2:02:29 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: ViLaLuz

Oh well - so what I guess - as long as they keep the the damage control fittings greased and know how to fight a shipboard fire...they can f__k each other in the _ss all they want I suppose.

Thank goodness I’m retired....:-)

193 posted on 12/18/2010 2:03:54 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: Jet Jaguar

The problems will be endless. Including many many that im sure we cannot even imagine yet. This will be a disaster. This policy is proof that we have not faced a strong enemy in decades.
Our brushfire insurgency wars have lulled our leaders into a soft mindset.

This will bear it’s true fruit when we fight a true war again. Stalin slaughtered his officer corps in the mid-30s. It wasn’t until the Nazi invasion in 1941, that the weakness he caused in his military was exposed.

194 posted on 12/18/2010 2:04:11 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

A very sad day for our nation, and for our brave troops fighting two wars. We will not forget!

Republican Senators who voted to repeal DADT

Scott Brown (R-Mass)
Susan Collins (R-Alaska)
Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
George Voinovich (R-Ohio)
Richard Burr (N.C.)
John Ensign (Nev.)

Republican Congressmen who voted to repeal DADT

Judy Biggert (R-IL)
Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
John Campbell (R-CA)
Joseph Cao (R-LA)
Mike Castle (R-DE)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Charles Djou (R-HI)
David Dreier (R-CA)
Vernon Ehlers (R-MI)
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Ron Paul (R-TX)
Todd Platts (R-PA)
Dave Reichert (R-WA)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

195 posted on 12/18/2010 2:04:15 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer
I would not have joined the USMC back in my day if open homosexauls were allowed. I have read that the “troops” are ok with it, I find that hard to believe and fully expect recruiting to get a lot harder and a mass exit of straight troops with good job prospects back in the world. Our Congress is so bad, so destructive I fear we are all doomed. Well on the other hand as soon as gov makes the money worthless we will have much bigger things to worry about.
196 posted on 12/18/2010 2:05:14 PM PST by jpsb
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To: ViLaLuz

Are you going to advocate a ban on homosexual behavior in the military? That’s my preferred position. I do NOT support DADT because I think homosexual behavior is a sin.

But if we’re not going to have the courage to do what is right, then this entire debate is pointless. I do agree with JimRob about homosexuality, I just don’t see the point in defending what is effectively a fig-leaf for immoral behavior. My point to fellow conservatives is: change it or move on.

197 posted on 12/18/2010 2:05:34 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: jessduntno

You know of the infamous YouTube video that depicts members of the “global warming” crowd having possession of a small black box that, with the press of a large red button, causes the offending disbeliever to explode?

Conservatives should produce a similar video, only the “box” has a large “blue” button, the activation of which results in the disembodiment of RINOs.

We could post the production on YouTube, then we shall see how the other side reacts, when it is similarly targeted.

198 posted on 12/18/2010 2:05:41 PM PST by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: bigbob
So, can anyone tell me why it’s a surprise this was passed?

Because the combat arms guys who actually do the fighting, killing and dying overwhelmingly oppose it might be a reason to be surprised.

199 posted on 12/18/2010 2:06:12 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Make that PINK RINOs

200 posted on 12/18/2010 2:06:53 PM PST by Rodm
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