May 27th, 2010
06:47 PM ET

Repeal of 'don't ask don't tell' passes Senate committee

A Senate committee Thursday passed a measure that would repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring openly gay and lesbian soldiers from military service, but only after a military review of the matter and subsequent approval by President Barack Obama, the defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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  1. Jack

    The repeal of DADT simply does not reflect the desires of of the general population. Unfortunately our nation has turned into one where unless you agree with a small but vocal minority, you become a bigot or even worse – an ignorant Christian.

    I don't care what has worked well for other countries, or other militaries – this is not another country or another military.

    This is going to be a mess that those pushing it through can not fathom.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      Hey – what part of a recent poll of Americans showing 70% agreeing that DADT should be repealed did you not get!!! Get your facts straight before spewing false information. Oh I forgot, that's what people like you like to do! Just keep telling lies and hope that everyone believes you.Crawl back under the rock you came out from under. Another poll you should also be watching, the youth of America in vast majorities believe gays/lesbians should be able to serve openly and also have the right to marry. They don't see what the big problem is. As you old farts pass on, things will change. Also, I guess there are huge military cohesion problems with the countries like England, Canada, Israel, Australia, etc... who are fighting along side with us. How come it works for them and it won't for us?

      May 27, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Military Guy

      Your narrow minded evangelical mindset does not equal a majority. I am sure it does to you, in your narrow minded, get-up-in-the-morning-and-turn-on-Fox-News-mentality, but I assure you, polls indicate that America wants this change to happen. As a senior person in my organization, once the repeal has passed, if I witness any sort of retribution against this minority group from sour conservatives, I will make sure it ends quickly, and within the fullest extent of military law.

      May 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Come on now

    Lesbians are alright (they are fun to watch) just keep the gay guys out!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mike

    Just wanted to repeat a reply as a general post: Hey – what part of a recent poll of Americans showing 70% agreeing that DADT should be repealed did you not get!!! Get your facts straight before spewing false information. Oh I forgot, that's what people like you like to do! Just keep telling lies and hope that everyone believes you.Crawl back under the rock you came out from under. Another poll you should also be watching, the youth of America in vast majorities believe gays/lesbians should be able to serve openly and also have the right to marry. They don't see what the big problem is. As you old farts pass on, things will change. Also, I guess there are huge military cohesion problems with the countries like England, Canada, Israel, Australia, etc... who are fighting along side with us. How come it works for them and it won't for us?

    May 27, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Damião Carlos

    That's right, here in Brazil during the period of dictorship is proibited to criticise the government, here we can do all the time, thanks to democracy. http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com

    May 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. max power

    Openly gay isn't only possible it has been in place for years and years....It's called the Navy.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Prior Service

    I think its about time that the military opens up and gets rid of this policy. it is narrow minded to have the dont ask and dont tell policy and be between the walls so to say. I say let all people serve open and move forward with progress.

    May 30, 2010 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
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