Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cloture vote on repeal of DADT fails in Senate

The Cloture vote on the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 3454) failed 56-43 today. That was four short of the 60 needed to break a Republican fillubuster. The CNN story is “Senate halts ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ repeal”, by Ted Barrett and Dana Bush, link here.

The Republicans have objected in part to their not being allowed to make amendments to the military ban portion.

The Senate seems unimpressed with the recent court decision from California.



Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. has an op-ed in the Washington Times, “D-Day for the U.S. Military: Repeal of homosexual ban could break the all volunteer force”, link here.  There is a comical cartoon poster, “I want you to be fabulous: next recruiting station”. There is some irony in that TWT recently offered an editorial that the military was not a place for someone who wants to stress “autonomy of self.”

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