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.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.