House passes repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
December 15th, 2010
05:28 PM ET

House passes repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to overturn the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. military. The measure now advances to the Senate for further consideration.

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  1. corrums

    It's about time! This is a major step toward progress for this country! Finally something I'm proud about!

    December 15, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fred Bartkowski

    Ahh yes. Pride.

    December 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    the navy's new slogan can be. COME and join the navy, the ships aren't the only thing full of seamen.

    December 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. really?

    We should welcome all men and women who are willing to fight for our country. If you believe we do not them simply because of an outdated policy, then explain why there are commercial trying to recruit new personnels?

    December 15, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Yep

    I'm glad I'm out of the Army, I sure don't want any flaming queens in an open barracks or a tent in the field with me!

    December 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ProtoMan

    Really most service personnel don't care, but everyone who serves seems to have an opinion. Gays have served since the beginning of warfare, as have they died for your right to blast them for their lifestyle. You're crazy if you think every gay person will get all Freddy Mercury in the military. They are tougher than most people in this country, and will behave with respect. Most will probably still keep it low key, but I'm glad any that are outed won't be kicked out.

    December 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      that's why they made the dont ask dont tell... most people don't want to know. they gays can use there gaydar and find the buttbuddies.

      December 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • vgarmstead

      Amen!

      December 16, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. ProtoMan

    *everyone who doesn't serve* sorry

    December 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    We do allow dogs to serve openly. None oof them are gay though, so never mind.

    December 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      my pitull was a tri-se-xual he'd try cats,other smaller dogs, the gutters on the house, even my roommates pillow.

      December 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. PFC Barky

    "Bowsie Wowzie" Nope! Never happened. Every single K-9 recruit barked and humped the same.

    December 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Phil. OK Phil, never mind. It seems to me that both straight and gay people in the military will mean that, never mind.

    December 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    @Phil: Seriously, though Phil, since the enactment of the military policy of Don't Ask Don't Tell, most of the data on this shows that...never mind.

    December 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RUFFNUTT

    so if you in the army shower and a couple guys just start going to town on each other your just suppose to tolerate it?

    December 15, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • JPo

      If you came around a corner of your barracks and saw a man and a woman going at it, would you tolerate it then?

      December 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    @Ruffnut. No, don't tolerate it, join in if you're gay, if you're straight, run like hell and don't look back.

    December 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    I like this story. It is short, only 2 sentences long and you get the point. By Thur the trolls and grammar police will tear it down, maybe.

    December 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    @Phil. How do you know some of those dogs aren't gay? I'm no biologist, but I have heard that there are some gay animals like gay horses, gay goats, gay DOGS, etc. Phil, should gay dogs serve openly in the U.S. Military?

    December 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
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