Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Passes House 234-193
May 27, 2010
US (ChattahBox) – The motion to repeal the 17-year-old law ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ has passed the house, a huge victory for the Obama administration, the many men and women who supported the ban of the discriminatory law, and especially the gay men and women in our armed forces.
The motion, which was placed within a larger funding bill for the Defense Department, passed 234-193.
“With our military fighting two wars, why on earth would we tell 13,500 able-bodied Americans that their service is not needed?” Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), who sponsored the amendment, said.
This isn’t a surprising win, on a whole. The DADT argument has been going on far too long, and it was only a matter of time before it was finally put to rest.
With the most ridiculous arguments being put forth to keep the law (such as a contamination of gay blood, Hitler liking gay soldiers, sexual assault becoming rampant on the battlefield, and wild barrack orgies spontaneously erupting all over the world), the only shocking thing about this victory is that is didn’t come sooner.