Tuesday, December 21, 2010

DADT Repealed After 17 Years This Wednesday (VIDEO)

17 years after DADT was enacted by Democratic President Bill Clinton, Democratic President Barack Obama will add its repeal to his list of accomplishments.  The House voted in favor of the Repeal on December 15th with a vote of 250 to 175, and the Senate followed suit this past Saturday, December 18th with a vote of 65 to 31. Every Republican voted against it except for 8, 1 of which, interestingly enough, was newly elected Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts who as you might recall was hastily voted in by a bunch of conservatives in Massachusetts who were so concerned about voting down Health Care that they didn't really stop to check Brown's conservative credentials.  This cat has voted with the Democrats on more than one occassion on big issues in the Senate.  Good job, conservatives. Way to think long-term.

At any rate, the White House has announced that on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:15 a.m., President Obama will sign the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law in a signing ceremony at the Department of the Interior. See video after the jump:

Do you think this victory for Gay Rights will carry over into the debate for Same-Sex Marriage?
Was DADT a good policy?
Is John McCain correct when he says that repealing DADT will cost lives in the military due to distractions?
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