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    House approves repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'(edited)

    Don't ask don't tell: House approves repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' - latimes.com

    Reporting from Washington
    After stumbling last week, the effort to end the policy banning gay troops from serving openly in the military received a boost Wednesday, as the House approved a measure repealing the policy in an effort to force the Senate to do the same before lawmakers go home for the holidays.

    The House vote on the "don't ask, don't tell" policy -- essentially a repeat of a similar vote in May -- puts fresh pressure on the Senate leaders to prioritize the repeal as they struggle to schedule votes on a handful of last-chance priorities for Democrats.

    The final tally was 250 to 175, mostly along party lines.
    It was virtually dead, but it has crawled back up in a last minute effort. All that stands in the way now is if there is enough time to debate it and Reid has suggested he would extend the session past the weekend if the House managed to pass it.
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    Re: DADT repeal still has a shot!

    This stand alone repeal should pass, and it's great news.
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    Re: DADT repeal still has a shot!

    Wonder when the Senate will vote on it.
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    Re: DADT repeal still has a shot!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Wonder when the Senate will vote on it.
    Still very much up in the air, hopefully before end of session, but that is far from guaranteed.
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    Re: DADT repeal still has a shot!

    It'll be very interesting to see what happens.
    Let's just hope that if it does pass, that things don't change much--that everyone stays professional and neat.

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    Re: DADT repeal still has a shot!

    In the thread on the senate try at this bill (or some incarnation of it), someone who opposed removing it (or seemed to) mentioned something about DADT removal not having any affect on a separate rule that basically says "gay people cannot serve in the military", or something to that effect.

    And that DADT removal wouldn't change that...anyone know what he was talking about?

    Cause, if they remove DADT, and people can still get kicked out because of another rule...

    And since I'm not any too clear (by any stretch) on military regulations in any area, let alone a specific one...
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    Re: DADT repeal still has a shot!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    In the thread on the senate try at this bill (or some incarnation of it), someone who opposed removing it (or seemed to) mentioned something about DADT removal not having any affect on a separate rule that basically says "gay people cannot serve in the military", or something to that effect.

    And that DADT removal wouldn't change that...anyone know what he was talking about?

    Cause, if they remove DADT, and people can still get kicked out because of another rule...

    And since I'm not any too clear (by any stretch) on military regulations in any area, let alone a specific one...
    IIRC, the original ban was replaced with DADT. Gays can serve legally in the military, they just can't be open.
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    Re: DADT repeal still has a shot!

    I think eveyone knew the house would pass the bill....Its a different thing in the Senate.....First of all they don't have the votes.....Secondly there is not time...Friday is the last day of the session and it has to go through committee with 14 votes there and then to the floor of the senate where there have to be hearings...A filibuster by the McCain forces is a definite possibility...

    It will have to wait until the new congress comes in January where the Republicans picks up 6 votes in the Senate.....DADT is doomed........
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    Re: House approves repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'(edited)

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    Don't ask don't tell: House approves repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' - latimes.com



    It was virtually dead, but it has crawled back up in a last minute effort. All that stands in the way now is if there is enough time to debate it and Reid has suggested he would extend the session past the weekend if the House managed to pass it.
    Score one for the good guys!

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    Re: House approves repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'(edited)

    'Don't ask, don't tell' passes handily in House of Representatives - Scott Wong - POLITICO.com



    Levin said he had no idea when the House-passed repeal bill might come up in the Senate. “I’m working on my bill,” he told reporters. “I’m a co-sponsor of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ ... I hope it comes up, but I’m working on a defense bill.”

    Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) failed to even mention the repeal bill in his opening floor remarks Wednesday, though he ticked through a host of other Democratic lame-duck priorities he hopes to complete by next week: tax cuts, a government spending bill, the START arms-control treaty, an immigration measure, health care for Sept. 11 first responders and confirmation of presidential nominees.



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