Senate panel votes to repeal "Don't ask....Don't tell"

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    Senate panel votes to end 'don't ask, don't tell' - USATODAY.com

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee on Thursday took a first step toward ending the U.S. policy that allows gays to serve in the military only if they don't disclose their sexual orientation.
    In a 16-12 vote, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a provision to repeal the 1993 "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    Sen. Susan Collins, the only Republican to vote for the amendment to a defense spending bill, said it passed after "vigorous and aggressive debate."

    Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman, who promoted the measure with Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, a Democrat, said: "It's time for this policy to go. It doesn't reflect America's best values of equal opportunity, and it's not good for the military."

    Repealing the 1993 law, a priority of gay rights groups that President Barack Obama has pledged to pursue, still faces a tough road.

    The full House is expected to take up the identical amendment late Thursday and opposition is fierce, particularly among Republicans who cited letters from military service chiefs urging Congress to hold off on the legislation until the Pentagon completes a study of the impact on military life and readiness.

    The measure could face a filibuster when it reaches the Senate floor.



    The GOP is once again on the wrong side of history
     
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    I guess now the faggits can be fags out in the open and hit on other men. Wow, this is really what we went our mother fucking military to turn into? Have you Marxist gone nuts??? About the only good side of this is when we're at war the stupid fag can walk up to the enemy and beg to be fucked and get his head blown off. In which would mean less fags.
     
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    Clinton wasn't in the GOP.
     
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    HELL YEA! EDUCATED PEOPLE UNITE!

    edit: fag fuck fuck fuck fag fag fag MARXIST COMMUNIST NAZI IMAM
     
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    The House is voting now on Don't Ask Don't Tell.

    It won't take effect, if they vote to repeal it, until after the Pentagon's study is completed in several months. But finally! We could actually see equal rights for all in the military. Amazing how America still has groups of people who it's legal to discriminate against in 2010.

    History is being made at this very moment. We hope.

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    The vote's coming up in about 10 minutes.
     
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    As much as you dislike "don't ask...don't tell" it was a necessary first step for the military. We couldn't have gotten this far without it.
     
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    It lasted too long. It's time has come.


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    i see....so...the democratic senate and house majority were on the RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY in 1993 when they passed the don't ask dont' tell?
     
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    bullshit...if dems had a spine back then, we could have been rid of it then....

    the dems are at fault for this, stop being a hack and blaming the gop
     

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