Senate repeal of ban on gays in military falters | News Story on 365gay.com

Well this sucks coconuts, but did anyone really expect the Democrats to do anything this close to an election? DADT has been pushed back yet again. I just hope the court case has a faster impact than Congress.

A Senate bill to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy appeared headed for defeat Tuesday, a major setback for gay groups that saw the vote as their last chance this year to overturn the 17-year-old ban.

Advocates had been optimistic that the Democratic-controlled White House and Congress could overcome objections to repeal of the law barring gays from serving openly in the military. The move is unpopular among Republicans, military officers and social conservatives.

But in the end, Senate Democrats were expected to fall at least one vote short of the 60 needed to limit debate and advance the legislation .

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