BREAKING: House passes 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal
December 15th, 2010
05:34 PM ET
12 years ago

BREAKING: House passes 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to overturn the ban on openly gay and lesbian soldiers serving in the U.S. military, passing legislation repealing the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

The bill - a so-called "standalone" measure not tied to any other legislative items - passed 250 to 175 in a virtual party-line vote. It now advances to the Senate.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Hey McSongbird – wanna tick off KYL? Filibuster so you have to work an extra 4 days – maybe Christmas and New Year's Day too.

    ha ha haha haha haha ha ha

    December 15, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. Albo58

    The Dimwit Party NOT supporting the US military is news?

    December 15, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  3. Tye

    Eh, i wouldn't say as much party line as expected 15 repubs or 15 dems aganist

    December 15, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  4. Marty, FL

    Good to hear. Now, the US Senate needs to uphold its obligation to American taxpayers/civil rights and repeal DADT discrimination once and for all. Hold the Senate in session until a reasonable vote is allowed.

    December 15, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Good. We need the record clean and pure, not attached to the defense spending bill, that when it might be politically beneficial to anyone but themselves for something to pass and might run counter to their not-so-secret desire to institutionalize Christian dogma in our secular laws (and the Constitution be d-mned), the GOP is more than willing to ignore the advice of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense on national security issues and to walk back their own statments and promises regarding adhering to the results of studies/surveys when those results aren't what they wanted to hear. Facts, evidence and the advice of the best experts on the planet? PISH POSH...PARTY AND IDEOLOGY BEFORE COUNTRY 4 EVA! Yaaaaay GOP!

    December 15, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  6. JAM

    Lets hope the Senate does the right thing and passes this bill!

    December 15, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Good deal!!
    Congratulations to our gay and lesbian men and women in the military for not having to serve with this type of discriminatory behaviour. Very reminiscent of when Blacks were'nt allowed to serve equally in the military.
    Sorry that it took this long.

    Thank you President Obama for fulfilling yet another promise.

    December 15, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  8. downfromtheledge

    one more victory over ignorance! never let the hateful win.

    December 15, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  9. coloradoDem

    Bout time!!!! Now come on senate pass this bill!!

    December 15, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    Well, at least that branch, is exercising some common sense.

    December 15, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  11. todd

    Marines, the enemy is in the Whitehouse, not in Afghanistan. Come home and defend your nation!!

    December 15, 2010 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |