Saturday, May 29, 2010

House Repeals DADT! Will Senate Follow?

From an article by Huma Khan and Z. Byron Wolf at ABC News:
The House of Representatives voted by a 234-194 margin late Thursday to repeal the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gays in the military.
A vote to repeal the ban on gays serving in the military is on the horizon.

President Obama said in a statement that he was "pleased" by the House vote.

"This legislation will help make our Armed Forces even stronger and more inclusive by allowing gay and lesbian soldiers to serve honestly and with integrity," the president said.
The vote was rather close, in my opinion, and I think the Senate's vote may be even closer, but I think this result may do some good, applying pressure to those sitting on the fence. While some may hide behind claims that they are waiting on the top brass to approve, this recent vote shows a shift in public opinion - the people want this gone, and now it is time for the elected representatives to act.

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