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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: Blood of Tyrants

“They think that there are no limits to federal power.”

Only when Dems are in control. When Republicans have a majority in Congress, the Dems and their acolytes in the media warn daily about a culture of corruption, abuse of power, congressional railroading of legislation, etc.


51 posted on 12/18/2010 1:11:36 PM PST by Starboard
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To: ex-snook

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?


52 posted on 12/18/2010 1:11:48 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: Jess Kitting

Well God has the last say.


53 posted on 12/18/2010 1:12:44 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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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"

It will now....

Next; claim you are "transgender", and DEMAND that you be allowed into the female shower room, and share their bunks.

54 posted on 12/18/2010 1:14:10 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: Matchett-PI

McCainiac and Graham didn’t have to dirty their hands by voting FOR the bill, as they were assured it already had enough RINO votes to pass.
________________________________________________________

These two POS should be horse whipped!


55 posted on 12/18/2010 1:14:53 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Every politician who voted for this abomination, or will soon affix their (his) signature to it, is a traitor. The RINOs are particularly despicable, but all are guilty of treason.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

56 posted on 12/18/2010 1:15:01 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: Terry Mross

Well as a retired navy department head I was just happy to miss out on the “women on combatants” thing. Now they have to deal with #ss f___cking. Enjoy :-)


57 posted on 12/18/2010 1:15:21 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: imfrmdixie
Keep the names of the ones that were recently voted in with Tea Party backing and fire them the next time around!

They had nothing to do with this.

58 posted on 12/18/2010 1:16:16 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: ReneeLynn
"If one can be repealed, so can another"

Not without a Super Majority, and even then, not with the Liberal Courts we have today. Sexual Deviance is considered a protected class now, and "equal protection" is the vehicle that is used to claim "discrimination".

59 posted on 12/18/2010 1:16:41 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: onedoug
You and me both, FRiend. The nation I served for 11 years no longer exists.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

60 posted on 12/18/2010 1:16:49 PM PST by wku man (Still holding my breath, but exhaling a bit after Nov. 2...)
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To: DJlaysitup

The Draft being ushered in under the Democrats! What Irony!


61 posted on 12/18/2010 1:17:00 PM PST by Artcore
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To: pepsi_junkie

Well let’s go back to the 60’s and make it a dischargable offense?

Merry Christmas


62 posted on 12/18/2010 1:17:48 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopefully!)
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To: DJlaysitup

When I joined back in 1969 it was “Join the Navy and ride the Waves”. Now it’s “Join the Navy and ride whoever the hell will let you on”.


63 posted on 12/18/2010 1:17:56 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: bray

You’re dang right they can.

We’re all sittin’ here, moaning and groaning about this, instead of getting off our duffs to do something.

We outnumber the homos by a large, large majority. The Senate is scared of them because they are organized. Why don’t we organize, for God’s sake?!

You know why we’re always looking over our shoulder? Because we always let them put us on the defensive. If i think someone behind me is thinking about stabbing me in the back, I turn around, call them out and engage them until I win or they kill me. Standing there hoping they decide just to wound me or not stab me sure as hell doesn’t do any good.


64 posted on 12/18/2010 1:18:15 PM PST by apronius (Good start, but not complete.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Awesome!


65 posted on 12/18/2010 1:18:19 PM PST by apronius (Good start, but not complete.)
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To: Jess Kitting
My view is that this will have little effect on combat arms units. I just don't think homosexuals are beating down the recruiters doors looking for CIB's and those that are are there for reasons that will override their prurient interests.

In all other branches and units the laws of unintended consequences will rear their ugly little heads.

66 posted on 12/18/2010 1:18:53 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck; Names Ash Housewares; Terry Mross
Let me clarify my comment, instances of homosexuals claiming harassment will be highlighted (to say the least).

Heterosexuals being harassed will be another (hushed up) story.

67 posted on 12/18/2010 1:19:16 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: R. Scott
I wonder if that means it might go back to what it was before DADT, homosexuals were actively searched out and discharged.

I'll take "Probably Not" for $500, Alex.

68 posted on 12/18/2010 1:19:27 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Artcore

As I said on another thread when the draft was in effect back in the 60’s lots of gays admitted they were gay (and some admitted it who were not gay) to get out of the draft. That won’t work today.

But I guarantee you that if the draft is reinstated you’ll see gay people screaming to high heaven and claim exemption because they’re gay.


69 posted on 12/18/2010 1:20:13 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: Stepan12
I wonder if America needs a Pinochet to straighten things out?

DADT repeal is horrible and a way to undo it needs to be found, but you really want a military coup in America? Really? Is that your solution? Then who takes over, whichever general bribes the most troops? Go read up on the Praetorian Guard. How long does he stay in power, until another general knocks him off? Just wow. That's not the conservatism I believe in (neither is DADT repeal, for that matter, but at least it was duly passed by an elected legislature). Win the next election and we can fix this.
70 posted on 12/18/2010 1:20:21 PM PST by LonelyCon
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
Cocksuckers, the lot of them.

And we as a country are going to take it in the a$$ because of it!

Everything that has made us great is being torn down and rebuilt.

The military is the last bastion left.

We are done now.

Memories are the best possession left now.

Tomorrow we will be asking the U.N. for salvation.

71 posted on 12/18/2010 1:20:27 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Jess Kitting
So you people of Alaska, how do you like you F'n RINO BEATCH (Mur-Cow-skee) now?

Voted yes to repeal DADT as well as yes for backdoor Shamnesty (aka DREAM ACT).

"Hey Scott, hope your enjoying your (abreviated and short-lived) ONE TERM as a US Senator.

"Maybe in 2012, you can get all the Fags, Socialist, Progressives, et al, in Taxachussetts to contribute to your campaign, cuz none of us who helped you out last year will be sending a plug nickel!" (copy of email I sent this RINO Bas-turd!)

Guess that WUSS McConnell, could not excert any pressure on the RINO's to oppose this, if he even tried.

72 posted on 12/18/2010 1:20:43 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: apronius
"We outnumber the homos by a large, large majority"

Yeah; right.

We outnumber the blacks by a large majority, and the Hispanics (so far) by a large majority, too, and look who gets Reparations and special treatment (Affirmative Action, non-binding/enforced laws).

Even Foreigners who can manage to sneak in can drop a baby, and that Foreigner's baby is AUTOMATICALLY an American Citizen, with all the rights my buddies fought and died for.....

73 posted on 12/18/2010 1:21:24 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: ElayneJ

Burr, Ensign, Voinovich, Kirk, Murkowski, Scott Brown, Snowe and Collins.


74 posted on 12/18/2010 1:21:37 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Jess Kitting

The repeal of DADT is a mean to an end, not the end. The military has always been used by the left as an engine of social change, ie. racial integration, women’s rights etc. This is not about getting gays into the military, its about gaining acceptance for gays out of the military.


75 posted on 12/18/2010 1:21:46 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: Jess Kitting

NAME THE G-D DAMN RINOS WHO SUPPORTED THIS TRAVESTY... AND THEN LIGHT THE TORCHES AND GRAB YOUR PITCHFORKS... ITS HANGING TIME!


76 posted on 12/18/2010 1:22:09 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: Jess Kitting

Can there be any remaining doubt that dems (and their RINO enablers) are enemies of our Republic? I think not.


77 posted on 12/18/2010 1:22:13 PM PST by matt1234 (0bama's bunker phase: Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2013)
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To: newzjunkey
“Our fighting men (and women) can handle this.”

Maybe so, but its impact on discipline, cohesion, morale and effectiveness will certainly be negative. Our warfighting capabilities will be needlessly diminished and that poses an unacceptible risk to our national security in this exceedingly dangerous era in which we live. The Senate has completely lost touch with reality.

78 posted on 12/18/2010 1:22:29 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Blood of Tyrants

They also think they are bullet proof.


79 posted on 12/18/2010 1:23:12 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: Jess Kitting

then we work to get rid of these traitors who voted for this and we tell the GOP no more appeasing, speaking out against hem and that goes for the talk show hosts and the TV hosts like Hannity.
No more cowards preaching on about the budget all the time like a broken record.

Get this overturned and if the media which they will defend this bill then give them a call too.

Everyone needs to call not their local reps but also the RINOS who voted for this.
Do not let up and call a few times different times of the day and get others in your family , neighbors to do the same.


80 posted on 12/18/2010 1:23:20 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: traditional1

Again, because we don’t organize and make noise.

the homo-fascists, the racist minority groups, they all have two things in common: they want to destroy this country and they are organized to be loud.

As I said, many of those on our side are too busy wringing their hands trying to find excuses to lose to find the time to organize and FIGHT. That’s why we’re losing.


81 posted on 12/18/2010 1:23:32 PM PST by apronius (Good start, but not complete.)
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To: Jess Kitting
drawing support from eight Republicans.

Collins, Snowe, and who else?

82 posted on 12/18/2010 1:23:32 PM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Jess Kitting

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.


83 posted on 12/18/2010 1:23:38 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: LeoWindhorse

If you listen to the military leadership, they’re all in favor of it. Starting with Gates and right on down the line. Heard the CNO interviewed yesterday, he says all they’ll need is a little time to review and revise all procedures, no big deal. Onward and upward.

If I take your meaning, you refer to the troops when you say “armed forces”, but according to the surveys they’ve published, the majority are in favor of it too.

I don’t like it either but I believe the military leadership has brought this on by not just resisting it, but by actively encouraging it.

Am I wrong?


84 posted on 12/18/2010 1:23:59 PM PST by bigbob (.)
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To: Starboard

See my post #12


85 posted on 12/18/2010 1:24:05 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: jessduntno
Republicans Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.) and John Ensign (Nev.)

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.

86 posted on 12/18/2010 1:24:20 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Jess Kitting

I don’t know all the details about this. If a gay soldier hits on a straight soldier, and the straight soldier slugs him/her, will the straight soldier be arrested for a hate crime and dishonorably discharged and sent to prison for the rest of his/her life??


87 posted on 12/18/2010 1:24:43 PM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: Fantasywriter

You are correct. The DoD is not compelled to abolish DADT. [This bill leaves it up to their discretion. Or so I read while lurking on a disgruntled DU thread. So I could be wrong, but in this case I think the information is correct. DU tends to be very up to speed on homosexual issues. Since they are angry that the DoD gets the final word, I’m guessing [hoping!] it is true.]

So, if that is the case, does that leave it up to the CIC and Secretary of Defense? If so, this just became an issue for every Presidential election.


88 posted on 12/18/2010 1:25:34 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Fantasywriter

really.
we have to stop this repeal as if they get this then they will be cross dressing on base, homosexual parties, men holding and kissing on base .
Then they say we can die but cannot marry so overturn DOMA

This HAS TO BE STOPPED.


89 posted on 12/18/2010 1:25:49 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Jess Kitting

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.


90 posted on 12/18/2010 1:25:56 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: jwalsh07

Makes my son’s decision to take athletic and academic scholarship easy. I advised him against an NROTC or USNA appointment because the PC writing was on the wall and only butt kissing princes are running the show. My father was a Marine, my MOS 0311, 5 uncles in the Navy and Marines and one rogue Air Force mechanic... my son will NEVER join up to the PC pink palaces. What is the policy on blood donations going to be? What if a lovers spat makes someone mad and he decides that he isn’t a “machine” and doesn’t feel like he should pull point or #1 position to clear a room? Lots of “hate” crime going to be prosecuted by JAG, with extra PT, cleaning the latrines and just “being mean” to all the sensitive homosexuals that will look to be offended. This is the end of unit cohesion, good order and discipline. Welcome to the new sensitive Armed Forces. What a joke.


91 posted on 12/18/2010 1:26:13 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on)
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To: loboinok

The eight Republicans who joined Democrats in passing the repeal were: Sens. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mark Kirk of Illinois, George Voinovich of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina, John Ensign of Nevada and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine.


92 posted on 12/18/2010 1:26:13 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Mark Kirk OF COURSE, he is in the closet and is about to come out.


93 posted on 12/18/2010 1:26:26 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: pillut48

The White House issued a statement from Obama, in which he said: One more nail in America’s coffin.


94 posted on 12/18/2010 1:26:34 PM PST by Rapscallion (Will history judge that Obama and Soros destroyed our America?)
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To: Jess Kitting

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.


95 posted on 12/18/2010 1:26:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: pillut48

The White House issued a statement from Obama, in which he said: One more nail in America’s coffin.


96 posted on 12/18/2010 1:26:50 PM PST by Rapscallion (Will history judge that Obama and Soros destroyed our America?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Anyone have the names of Republicans voting for this BS?

House Republicans who votes for DADT repeal

97 posted on 12/18/2010 1:27:14 PM PST by matt1234 (0bama's bunker phase: Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2013)
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To: apronius
You suggest taking up arms against "honest free-loaders"?

4 Generations of welfare-dependent "families", along with un-fettered drug use, and now unlimited handouts and benefits to Third World Julio's, and you think We The People are gonna take up arms?

Lynching is the way to go now, whereas you get caught in the act and you hang from a tree.....Lawyers and Judges and the ACLU be damned?

98 posted on 12/18/2010 1:27:31 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: jessduntno

keep their names up on the front page of this site and lets now go after them to get them fired.
The GOP needs to be reminded that they had better get some balls and guts no more appeasing this queer agenda.


99 posted on 12/18/2010 1:27:45 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Little Pharma

It is to legitamize homosexual marriage and their other degenerate practices. To wit: Fisting, anal intercourse, sex with animals, sex with children,to name a few.


100 posted on 12/18/2010 1:28:10 PM PST by sport
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