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Don't ask. Don't tell. Gone. Over


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#1 Gazi

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:43 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 63-33 on Saturday to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell, defeating a 17-year policy of banning gay and lesbian service members from serving openly in the military.
Five Republicans crossed the aisle to vote against the policy: Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio).
The Senate vote is a vindication of Obama's decision to push for congressional repeal as opposed to unilateral executive action, though activists note he could have done both. The Senate will make a final vote on ending the policy at 3 p.m.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:47 PM

Scott Brown works for the DNC.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:50 PM

good, finally

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:52 PM

cue the

*_____ can join the Army now" jokes...

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:11 PM

Obama has got to be the most successful President ever as far as getting the hard things he wants to do passed. He could have just ended it himself, but he did the right thing and got it approved Congressionally.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:17 PM

it's not quite over yet. that was a cloture vote, final passage vote is happening soon/now.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:19 PM

Obama has got to be the most successful President ever as far as getting the hard things he wants to do passed. He could have just ended it himself, but he did the right thing and got it approved Congressionally.


Not bad for a Kenyan socialist Marxist racist illegal immigrant from Cameroon huh?

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:27 PM

it's not quite over yet. that was a cloture vote, final passage vote is happening soon/now.

They only need 50 to pass. No filibuster

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:33 PM

Lisa Murkowski also works for the DNC.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:41 PM

It's official

Senate votes 65-31 to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays in military, sends to President Obama to sign.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:49 PM

So will this thing go retrospective and give everyone that got booted out a honorable discharge? Should defiantly halt all current cases.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:57 PM

jesus fuging christ!!

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:05 PM

Burr (R - NC) voted for the repeal.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:50 PM

Good onya Senate. Another step towards equal rights for all Americans.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:52 PM

jesus fuging christ!!

He'd be for the repeal too