So says Ed O'Keefe at the Washington Post:
In a joint statement, gay rights groups pushing to end the ban cheered Wednesday's vote, saying it "provides another resounding indication that 'don't ask, don't tell' can and should be repealed legislatively this year." The groups, ranging from the liberal Center for American Progress to the pro-gay Log Cabin Republicans, plan to lobby the Senate this week to vote on the new bill.
Forty-seven senators are cosponsoring the bill, including Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.). He is not expected to schedule a vote on it until next week at the earliest, a spokeswoman said.