Today Is DADT (Repeal) Day

Posted by Chris Geidner
December 18, 2010 9:45 AM |

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[Photo: Former Air Force Major Margaret Witt (left), Washington National Guard Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer (Ret.) and Air Force Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach in March 2010 at the annual dinner held by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. (Photo by Chris Geidner.)]

As senators speak on the floor of the U.S. Senate, the stand-alone "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal bill is looking likely to reach the necessary 60 votes to achieve cloture. The vote likely will happen about 10:45 a.m. this morning. Assuming the cloture vote passes, the vote for final passage requires only a simple majority and could come immediately -- unless opponents require the full 30 hours of allowed debate, which is usually considered a formality after cloture is achieved.

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