Senate delays vote on ban on gays in military

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  • sniggy Payson, UT
    Dec. 10, 2010 1:18 p.m.

    Sorry but Reid makes some of us want to regurgitate. Not saying this bill is right or wrong but should wait for the new congress.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 9, 2010 8:21 a.m.

    'WASHINGTON A proposal by Senate Democrats to repeal the military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops stalled Wednesday after a key Republican refused to sign...' - Article

    No surprise there.

    'When Republicans were a Senate minority in 1991-1992, there were 59 cloture (filibuster) filings. When President Clinton took office, with Republicans remaining the minority in the Senate, that number shot up to 80 in 1993-1994.

    When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 to a record 139 in 2007-2008.'

    'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10

    The GOP has stalled goverment since 2007 with no signs of slowing.

    My question is, to what end?

    Support to repeal DADT has gained support every year. To date, 58% of civilians support repeal.

    In the pentagon survey 70% of the military questioned supported repeal also.

    What will happen later?

    In my opinion, there will be even MORE support, and this has only delayed the inevitable.

    When this is repealed, examples like former Lt. Dan Choi will serve.