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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Breaking: DADT Repeal Passes Cloture, Heads to Passage Vote / Update: DADT Falls 55-31

Repealing of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy, which banned gays from serving in the military openly, has passed cloture. This will lead to a passage vote later on today or next week:

The U.S. Senate voted Saturday morning to end debate on whether to repeal the military's policy banning gay men and lesbians from military service.

The 63-33 vote on the cloture motion sets the stage for a direct vote on ending the policy, known as "don't ask, don't tell."

Again, this isn't that big of a surprise, either. Based on the votes and overall sentiment in the country that favors repealing the policy, I believe that it will easily get the 50 votes needed.

Update: DADT has been repealed. The vote was 65-31. The bill will now go to Obama to sign.

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