BREAKING: Senate Armed Services Committee Votes 16-12 to (Non) Repeal DADT "Compromise" – Human Righs Campaign Blows Smokerings Out Its A@@.

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted 16-12 to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The SASC vote was held in a closed door session. 15 votes were needed to pass the measure

HRC:

“Moments ago we received word that the Senate Armed Services Committee voted 16-12 to repeal the failed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. This historic action is the first time Congress has ever taken a vote to repeal the ban on openly lesbian and gay service members in its nearly 17 year history…The language of the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act – which is supported by President Obama and military leadership – allows Congress to vote now to repeal the current DADT law with actual repeal occurring after completion of the Pentagon Working Group study due December 1, 2010 and upon certification. Rep. Patrick Murphy will offer identical language as an amendment to the defense bill on the floor of the House by tomorrow morning.”

Much ado about nothing.

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