House Democrats push 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal
December 14th, 2010
04:01 PM ET
11 years ago

House Democrats push 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

Washington (CNN) - House Democrats renewed their push Tuesday to overturn the ban on gays and lesbian soldiers serving openly in the U.S. military, introducing legislation repealing the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

The House previously passed a repeal of the ban as part of a larger defense spending authorization bill, but the measure stalled last week in the Senate.


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  1. gt

    thank god there are only a few more days before these idiot nancy nut jobs are gone and out of power.....

    December 14, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    hehe, the GOP is intent on hanging itself on this issue...MORE ROPE PLEASE!!!

    December 14, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. John B. From New Hampshire

    in response to Class warefare etc who continually say things like "democrats control the gov't" "why can't these idiots pass anything".. well 'teatards' there's something you learn in politics 101 pertaining to congressional rules on votes passage ergo. it's called the filibuster. simple majority rules does NOT dictate vote passage in the senate and hasn't for some time, which i find absolutely ironic considering that simple majority rules govern elections! get rid of this archeic rule and you'll see loads more accomplished! this problem unfortunately is only compounded by a 24/7 news cycle in which EVERY politician almost never says what they truly feel for worry that they may offend SOMEONE. simple... YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE! it's simply not possible! cator to your beliefs and stick with them!! the rest will follow suit.

    December 14, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  4. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    Time to repeal the ban, its hurting the military and used only as a punitive measure. Kill it.

    December 14, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  5. alan. saint louis

    Let them serve openly, I'm in the military and a Christian but tolerantance of others is a Christian value god holds high. I believe its a sin and I keep it to my self but to make people suffer only makes evil stronger. The best way to change people is by living the example of Christian life and when they ask why are you so happy then explain to them the Christian way. But until then let them be. It's there life and soul on trial don't become a pawn of satin and show no tolerantance and hate cause in the end you will share the same fate.

    December 14, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  6. alan. saint louis

    And further more to add to my last post let them have legal marriages. Because man say the marriage is legal does not mean god will recognize it. Gay people getting married will have no effect on my marriage or the sanctuary of my marriages. That's is a bunch of BS saying it will mess up strait marriages. If it does there are other issues messing up your marriage. You are just being hatefull and blaming gays. Stop the hate. And it is the so called Christians that are fueling the hate. And they read the bible passing judgements on others and making them suffer is a mortal sin and only pushes people even more away from god. So basically you are a recruiter for satin. Go read the bible and read tolerantance and the one who is suppose to pass the wrath of god. Well that is god any others that do it in his name just committed a mortal sin.

    December 14, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |