Dec 16, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Tell on the Block in Lame Duck Session?

This week the House voted to pass a stand-alone bill to repeal the discriminatory Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy that has kept LGBT soldiers closeted since 1994. The bill has moved on to the Senate, where four Republican senators have pledged to support it, bringing the apparent total number of votes to 61.Finally, it seems possible that after a bunch of procedural wrangling, the lame duck Congress might finally put this terrible policy to rest.