Senate Blocks Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
In what appears to have been the last chance for repeal this year, Senate Republicans have blocked a bill that would allow for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning gays from serving openly in the military.
Fifty-seven senators voted to move to debate on the bill, while 40 opposed it. Because of the filibuster role, 60 votes were needed to move forward.
The repeal provision was included in a defense bill lawmakers have been arguing over for months. The House already cleared the path for repeal, and there are 60 senators in the Senate who say they support repealing the 1993 policy.
Even after all the studies have been conducted, after revealing that two-thirds of the military would have no problem with gays serving openly in the military, it still failed to pass. Bah humbug, Senator McCain.