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250-175, DADT REPEAL passes teh house, on its way to the Senate..think it will pass?

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell policy that for 17 years has forced gays desiring to serve in the military to conceal their sexual identity.

The 250-175 vote propels the issue to the Senate for what could be the last chance for now to end the 1993 law that forbids recruiters from asking about sexual orientation while prohibiting soldiers from acknowledging that they are gay.

It's "the only law in the country that requires people to be dishonest or be fired if they choose to be honest," said Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 5:39 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 5:39 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • A major hurdle has been a Republican pledge to block all legislation until the Senate completes work on tax cut and government funding. The Senate on Wednesday passed the compromise on extending tax cuts worked out by the White House and Republicans.


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 5:40 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I hope so, it's past time this Clinton FAILURE was abolished.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 6:14 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Where is the sister legislation?

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:17 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • do you have the bill number by chance?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:37 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I hope it passes the Senate, but unfortunately I don't think it will.
    jilby

    Answer by jilby at 6:40 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c111:2:./temp/~c111YcdmVy::

    this is the bill, I believe. It simply allots for a plan to be put into place as soon as possible for sister legislation to be drawn up. It's in the bottom of the bill, you can skip all the reasons (Whereas...) The meat is at the bottom.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:46 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • HR 2965
    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 6:48 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • HR 2965 is something about enhancing small business. Should probably read that too.

    H.R.2965 -- Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009 (Introduced in House - IH)
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:54 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Ok, I found another one....6520
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:57 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

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