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‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Repeal Easily Clears Cloture Vote in Senate
UPDATE: Final Vote 65-31 for Repeal

Posted on | December 18, 2010 | 20 Comments

Only 33 “no” votes on the cloture roll call because, as everyone knows, Senate Republicans are all a bunch of closet cases.

So we now approach the day when uniformed service personnel — including ranking officers — will march in the Gay Pride Parade next to Dykes on Bikes and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

UPDATE: Six Republicans who voted yes: Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mark Kirk (Illinois), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Three Republicans did not vote: Jim Bunning (Kentucky), Judd Gregg (New Hampshire) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).

UPDATE II: Apparently two more Republicans jumped on board for the final vote. Will have roll call later.

UPDATE III: Roll call here — John Ensign (Nevada) and Richard Burr (North Carolina) both voted yes on final passage. CNN has a story.


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