Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
Republicans block bill to lift military gay ban - Yahoo! NewsWASHINGTON – Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked legislation that would have repealed the law banning gays from serving openly in the military. The partisan vote was a defeat for Senate Democrats and gay rights advocates, who saw the bill as their last chance before November's elections to overturn the law known as "don't ask, don't tell."
With the 56-43 vote, Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation. It also would have authorized $726 billion in defense spending including a pay raise for troops.
Senate Democrats attached the repeal provision to the defense bill in the hopes that Republicans would hesitate to vote against legislation that included popular defense programs. But GOP legislators opposed the bill anyway, thwarting a key part of the Democrats' legislative agenda.
Now, gay rights advocates say they worry they have lost a crucial opportunity to change the law. If Democrats lose seats in the upcoming elections this fall, repealing the ban could prove even more difficult — if not impossible — next
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
Dav, you where referring to the DREAM act? It was not, at this time, added to the bill from my reading. It's actually an interesting topic in it's own right and I am going to have to start a poll to talk about that one I think.
I'm surprised no one posted something about this sooner. It's even in Canadian news (which is weird).
It's unfortunate because there were at least several Republicans who were in favour of the repeal, but in the end they towed the party line. The DADT issue aside, I think that demonstrates a failure of responsibility to one's constituents.
Anyway, as for the topic itself, can't say I'm surprised. Most of NATO has repealed their equivalents of DADT, but the social right wing in the U.S. stubbornly holds on. I am not that worried about the future; it will definitely be repealed. I just figured that now was a good a time as any.