Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeals fails, but isn’t dead yet

Senate Democrats (+ Susan Collins) failed to break the filibuster of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal 57-40. As Andrew Sullivan points out, repealing DADT is supported by the American public, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the President, and the only reason it hasn’t happened is because John McCain (who once upon a time said he would support repeal if the military chiefs did, which they do now) is filibustering it.

But, apparently (I’ve totally lost the politics at this point) DADT isn’t dead yet – they’re planning to introduce a standalone bill for repeal, which has to pass the House again, but Nancy Pelosi says it will. Of course this can still be filibustered so I’m not entirely sure why people think this result will different, but it’s a tiny bit of hope before Congress adjourns.

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