House passes 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

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    House passes 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

    Washington (CNN) -- The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to overturn the ban on openly gay and lesbian soldiers serving in the U.S. military, passing legislation repealing the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    The bill -- a so-called "stand alone" measure not tied to any other legislative items -- passed 250 to 175 on mostly partisan lines. It now advances to the Senate.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/12/...ex.html?hpt=T2

    too bad the cowards can't do that with the bill about the 9/11 responders

    beware....gays are serving next to you.....oh wait, they already have been
     
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    Won't pass, already failed once in the Senate.
     
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    Good. And good point about the 9/11 responder bill, but both should have been done years ago.
     
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    That is good. Barry Goldwater would approve
     
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    I still havent seen any good answer to my question. doesnt really matter to me whether it passes or fails because i dont think its an important issue. But if they repeal this law, are they replacing it with something else? Or is it simply going to revert back to the pre 1993 policy?

    I am not sure how reverting back would help their cause but ive heard absolutely nothing about a new policy.
     
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    I saw you ask this in the other thread, with the same title.
    I've been waiting for that answer, myself
    :eusa_whistle:
     
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    This ridiculous debate simply won't die. Just when we really NEED a lame duck congress, we can't get one.
     
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    I think this bill has had way too much attention, I mean it is very important, but I would hope fixing our economy, and saving ourselves from debt, and protecting our country against economic destruction would be just a little bit higher.

    Not aimed at OP or anyone really, just a rant.
     
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    Well stated. The fact is this is a democratic agenda and they're trying to get all the votes they can before their scumbags in the house leave D.C. for good.
     
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    Well, I doubt our economy is going to last another 10 years going the way it is, good luck seeing how the higher-ups turn out. Hint: French Revolution
     

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