Thursday, May 27, 2010

House Passes Measure To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

About freaking time!

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday delivered a victory to President Barack Obama and gay rights groups by approving a proposal to repeal the law that allows gays to serve in the military only if they don't disclose their sexual orientation.

The 234-194 vote to overturn the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy reflected a view among many in Congress that America was ready for a military in which gays and straights can stand side by side in the trenches.

"I know that our military draws its strength on the integrity of our unified force, and current law challenges this integrity by creating two realities within the ranks," Rep. Susan Davis, D-Calif., said.

Cue the Reverend Jeremiah and the rest of the religious homophobic right with their nonsense on how this vote is one step closer to ushering in a new wave of socialism not seen ever in the U.S.

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