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Old 05-27-2010, 10:36 PM   #61
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Murphy amendment passes in House with bi-partisan support

234 - 194


5 Republicans voting yes

26 Democrats voting no, to repeal

Don't tell, Don't ask.

Now, on to the Senate.
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FOXNews.com - House Votes to Repeal Military Gay Ban

it's official now! (saw it on Fox News)
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:38 PM   #63
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:42 PM   #64
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Will Obama end Don't Ask Don't Tell?
the answer is, YES!
before the end of his 2nd year in office.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:05 AM   #65
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WOOOOOOHOO!

Fantastic news . It's nice to see a few Republicans did vote in favor of repeal-course, it was tied to a defense spending thing, so perhaps that had something to do with it...but who knows, why be cynical.

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"This is devastating to the war fighters and the combat infantrymen," said Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill.
Oh, just shut up already. I look forward to him being proven wrong.

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the answer is, YES!
before the end of his 2nd year in office.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:05 AM   #67
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and when this passes, NOTHING is going to be different for straight soldiers. all that will happen is that the gay soldiers who have been serving alongside them since forever will be able to breathe a little bit easier and not be forced to lie.

it will be a total non-event.

congrats to Obama.
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and when this passes, NOTHING is going to be different for straight soldiers.
This is really all that matters, Irvine. C'mon.
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bi-partisan support

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i'm glad that dadt is over, it was a stupid policy.
however, i will say that why anybody would want to serve a country that doesn't serve them is beyond me. any homosexual person would know that the "freedom" the military say they fight for is certainly not granted to them.
but, as y'all said, at least they don't have to cover up now.
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I find it utterly amazing, actually, that so many groups of people who were discriminated against had a lot of members in the military. Black people, gays, Japanese, etc.-despite the fact that their country treated them like crap at best, they still were willing to fight for the place they called home. I really admire that. Perhaps it helps give other people hope and inspires them-"Well, if they're willing to fight for what they want, then so am I".

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but, as y'all said, at least they don't have to cover up now.

well, the straight soldiers are now going to have to. in those hot, steamy, soapy gang showers. the gay soldiers are going to just prance on in and look at the straight soldiers and their virile bodies and dangling protrusions and good lord knows what's going to happen next.
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It's definitely good news. But the war-jaded side of me thinks it comes more from pressure on military recruiting than from doing what's right. But hey, whatever works. It's a social, political and military win-win-win.
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well, the straight soldiers are now going to have to. in those hot, steamy, soapy gang showers. the gay soldiers are going to just prance on in and look at the straight soldiers and their virile bodies and dangling protrusions and good lord knows what's going to happen next.
you know, that's all the recruiting marketing i'd need to get me to sign up! that sounds hot.
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you know, that's all the recruiting marketing i'd need to get me to sign up! that sounds hot.

Sure does!

I dangling protrusions.
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