&quotDon't Ask, Don't Tell&quot Repeal Still Alive in Senate

by HRC Staff

Solid 60-Vote Majority Remains In Favor of Repeal as Stand-Alone Bill Introduced

Washington- Today, Servicemembers United, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Human Rights Campaign, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Third Way, Log Cabin Republicans, and Stonewall Democrats released the following joint statement on continued efforts to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" before the end of the year:

"Despite the unfortunate result of the Senate's cloture vote on the defense authorization bill, there are other viable legislative options to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" before Congress adjourns , and a solid 60-vote Senate majority still in favor of repeal. With commitments on record from the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House to move this new bill, as well as Secretary Gates' urgent and renewed request that repeal happen in this Congress, we are confident repeal can still happen this year."

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