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September 21, 2010


Senate Blocks Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

"The Senate -- leery of being steamrolled into a pre-election vote on abolishing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' before the Pentagon completes its study on the impact of its repeal -- decided Tuesday against lifting the 17-year-old law," Time reports.

"Senators voted 56-43, failing to get the 60 votes needed to end a Republican filibuster and allow an actual vote on ending the ban. Repeal supporters believe it will be years before another plausible effort can be mounted to allow openly gay men and women serve in the U.S. military."












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