House passes Murphy amendment to begin repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

by: Adam Bink

Thu May 27, 2010 at 22:10


The House has passed the amendment sponsored by Rep. Patrick Murphy to begin repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell by a vote of 234-194. Five Repulicans voted in favor, while 26 Democrats voted against. The amendment repeals the statute on the books and also sets forth the certification process following the Pentagon review that I've described this week.

The House vote follows the vote to repeal the statute by the Senate Armed Services Committee. Later this summer there will be a full Senate vote, which despite McCain's threat to filibuster is fully expected to make cloture, as well as conference committee and the President's signature. But these two were the highest hurdles to clear, and it is big news that we have done so.

The fight is far from over, as supporters of repeal need to keep pressure on the Administration through next year, but as Tammy Baldwin said during House debate today, this is a step on the path towards full LGBT civil rights.

Thanks to those of you who helped get the votes.

Adam Bink :: House passes Murphy amendment to begin repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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When will a roll call be available? (4.00 / 2)


And here's a list of Dem No's (4.00 / 1)
The Democrats who voted against the amendment

Berry
Bishop (GA)
Boucher
Bright

Carney
Childers
Costello
Critz

Davis (TN)
Donnelly
Edwards
Etheridge

Green, Gene
Lipinski
Marshall
McIntyre
Ortiz

Peterson
Pomeroy
Rahall
Ross
Shuler

Skelton
Spratt
Tanner
Taylor

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/201...


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Republican yes votes (0.00 / 0)
Biggert
Cao
Djou
Ron Paul
Ros-Lehtinen

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I was sure Mary Bono Mack would have been one of them. (4.00 / 1)
Hopefully we can make hay of this in the fall.

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I can forgive all of them (0.00 / 0)
except Donnelly, Peterson, Lipinski and Critz. I was under the impression Critz supported this.  

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Congratulations! (4.00 / 4)
One and all.

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