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Gay military group protests Senate's failed vote [video]

SLDN tells Senators 'Don't go home!' until gay military ban is repealed

Aurbrey Sarvis of SLDN
Aurbrey Sarvis of SLDN
(Photo by Aram Vartian)

Michelle Benecke of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network told a crowd of supporters that ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is a lie.” She appeared alongside Aubrey Sarvis, Sergeant Jared Towner and others to protest the failure of the US Senate to repeal the continued ban against gay and lesbian servicemembers.

A dismal vote held yesterday, Thursday December 9, only received 57 votes to repeal. It is widely understood that three more would be needed to break a Republican filibuster of the measure.