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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Tell committee vote this morning

The Armed Services Senate Committee will be voting this morning on including a repeal (or more likely, the compromise--here's a good summary) of Don't Ask Don't Tell as part of this year's Defense Authorization Bill.

Of course, conservative groups are going nuts and spreading lies in a last-minute attempt to stop our military from supporting equality and healthy openness.

Senator John McCain, AZ, has both vowed to filibuster to prevent the DADT repeal from getting voted on as well as demanding a televised vote. I can't find the video stream yet to embed, but will as soon as I find it. The vote is expected at 9a Pacific Time (Noon Eastern).

Of course, many consider this a political stunt/ploy by McCain to get more TeaBaggers in Arizona to love/vote for him this November as he gives a big, dramatic speech (now on TV) about why a DADT will mean the end of humanity, our military, etc. and why John McCain will save the world if you vote for him--err...don't include DADT in the bill.

More news later.

1 comment:

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