Senate Fails to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

A last-ditch effort to scrap the military's controversial ban on gays and lesbians serving openly failed today after several moderate Republicans whose votes were considered crucial voted against repealing the "don't ask don't tell" policy. President Obama said he was "extremely disappointed" that the bill failed. The "don't ask, don't tell" law "weakens our national security, diminishes our military readiness and violates fundamental American principles of fairness, integrity and equality,"...Full Story
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