Things are getting hairy up on Capitol Hill. Carolyn Lochhead of The Chronicle reports that the bill banning gays in the military is about to face the music. Civil rights aside, in a time of war, when the country needs all the help it can get, why in the world would you let go soldiers on the sole basis of their sexual orientation? It defies logic.
As the Chron states:
“Senate majority leader has called a procedural vote after 7 p.m. EST tonight that could kill or save repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ban on gays in the military. Supporters need 60 votes to break the filibuster by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has been blocking repeal and the defense authorization bill since May.”
The article goes on to say, “If tonight’s vote fails, there is an outside chance to attach repeal as an amendment to another bill, but the most likely outcome would be that it dies for the foreseeable future, possibly for years.”
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