Senate Democrats Call for Vote on Repeal of DADT

According to Huffington Post, Democrats in the Senate are demanding that a vote be taken later today on a bill that would allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. If approved, the procedural vote could pave the way for future debate on the subject.

Anne Flaherty, author of the post, wrote that the vote “would be a strong indication of whether Republicans have dropped their objections to overturning ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ after a Pentagon study found it could be done without hurting military effectiveness.”

Source: Huffington Post

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20 thoughts on “Senate Democrats Call for Vote on Repeal of DADT”

  1. Blouise:




    It is time to word up!!

  2. At some point you just have to stop being a pussy. Srsly. I’m sick of the ‘will they or won’t they’ debate as it’s playing out in political circles. Screw them. If the Congress doesn’t pass the repeal or even get it to the vote then every gay person in the military should demand, by full and immediate disclosure, that they have their civil rights recognized or be fired.

    Just step the f**k out of the closet and start demanding that the government put its money where their mouth is. If you refuse to demand your rights in a manner that makes it likely you’ll get them or make it a good fight even if you lose, then you don’t deserve them.

    The weight of history builds and builds and reaches the point of ignition for a change, that moment is now. Seize it or stop pestering me. “Oh, please, please, may I have some of my civil rights now, signed anonymous” or, “Give that seat to a white man”… “No”. I marched for the cause encapsulated by the later act on the part of Ms. Parks but gays in the military are just starting to piss me off with their subservience.

  3. It would be nice to see the Dems actually succeed on something before the year ends!
    Thanks for your service. My son is in the Marines and currently serving in Afghanistan. Semper Fi.

  4. As someone who recently got out of the Marine Corps, I really hope they change this law in the near future. There is absolutely no reason to put this off.

  5. chris,

    No one’s vote is a sure thing. We don’t know what may go on behind the scenes to persuade a politician to change his/her vote. I’m hoping Brown is committed to his position on DADT. Still, I made my call to his office and left a message.

  6. Let’s hope they get the 60 votes. A couple of republicans are considering voting for it.

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