Watch LIVE: Final Senate Vote on 'DADT' Repeal

UPDATE: The Senate has voted 65-31 to repeal the military's 'DADT' policy.

ALERT:

A final Senate vote to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is scheduled for 3 pm. The Senate is currently discussing the START treaty.

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  1. Thank you for the live feed. I just listened to my bigoted senator, Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), speaking in favor of filibustering the repeal of DADT. He recently confirmed that it was his Atlanta office that posted a "All faggots must die" comment over on the JMG blog. Unbelievable!

    Posted by: Jim From Atlanta | Dec 18, 2010 10:23:47 AM


  2. C’mon, Senate! Make some history today and leave the bigots in the dust!

    Posted by: ichabod | Dec 18, 2010 10:35:34 AM


  3. I just heard live feed our our lovely and yet idiotic lame moron MCSHAME from AZ. How sad this senator represents us

    Posted by: xzavier | Dec 18, 2010 10:39:52 AM


  4. Wow, Senator Gillibrand from NY was so passionate and well-spoken. She has a bright future in politics. Compare that to Senator McCain, who used to be a maverick but now is a shell of his former self.

    Posted by: RTHK | Dec 18, 2010 10:43:31 AM


  5. McCain is such a bastard. He has no principles.

    Posted by: Rep | Dec 18, 2010 10:46:02 AM


  6. Having just watched the despicable rant of Senator John McCain, I believe he has firmly placed himself in history with the likes of Lestor Maddux and George Wallace (segregation now, segregation forever). McCain's speech was damaging to the future cohesion o the military as it encourages homophobia and possible attacks on fellow soldiers, sailors, and airmen/women. He has not served in the military for almost 40 years. Times change, but political hacks like McCain who demonize "the other" for their own personal gain live in the past to stoke fear to drive people to the polls to re-elect them. Shame on McCain and those of his ilk. They will not be remembered fondly by history.

    Posted by: Tim | Dec 18, 2010 10:52:06 AM


  7. I'm still in shock from McCain's speech. The 'legs' comment was low even for him. May he rot in hell.

    Posted by: Rep | Dec 18, 2010 11:02:07 AM


  8. Come on Senate, it just started snowing here and my nieces are watching, please do the right thing...

    Posted by: Cocoa | Dec 18, 2010 11:13:18 AM


  9. One way or another, this is historic. Should DADT pass, the flood gates will open. Why? Although this is a Military Bill, should the Senate pass it, the tidle wave that's shur to follow will come fast. If DADT is gone, gay marriage (prop 8 being the Epicentor) some Federal Judge will rule our rights, and like Canada, spain, etc, the USA will be equal.
    Call the reverand; here comes the man....

    Posted by: JM | Dec 18, 2010 11:30:28 AM


  10. DREAM died.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Dec 18, 2010 11:33:30 AM


  11. Oh NO ! Dream Act failed. Now as I look at the numbers, DADT will sadly meet the same fate.I HOPE I'M WRONG. The right wingers are still in bed with the christian zelots.
    Should this not pass, lets hope that the cases currently in Federal Court re DADT are SAFE from Obama's bigoted hands. meaning lets hope he doesn't send his Attorney General to stop it again.

    Posted by: JM | Dec 18, 2010 11:38:03 AM


  12. DREAM died, unfortunetly.

    Voinovich (R-OH) has voted YES for repeal.

    Looks like DADT repeal is going to pass.

    Posted by: Damen | Dec 18, 2010 11:43:15 AM


  13. Kirk a YES

    Posted by: tcw | Dec 18, 2010 11:45:47 AM


  14. DADT cloture acheived!!!

    It's going down folks.

    Big thank you to Senators Reid, Lieberman, Representatives Murphy, Pelosi, Defense Secretary Gates, and President Obama.

    Posted by: Damen | Dec 18, 2010 11:46:13 AM


  15. Dont Ask, Dont Tell has been repealed, and with some surprising yes votes from what I heard. John McCain must be crying in his palsy-ridden hands.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Dec 18, 2010 11:47:04 AM


  16. Mr. McShame keeps mentioning veterans with no legs… what about veterans with NO SENSE? (Have you looked in the mirror lately Mr. McShame?)

    Posted by: Don | Dec 18, 2010 11:48:41 AM


  17. Republicans who voted YES:

    Snowe and Collins (Maine)
    Brown (Massachussetts)
    Kirk (Illinois)
    Voinovich (Ohio)
    Murkowski (Alaska)

    Posted by: Damen | Dec 18, 2010 11:50:56 AM


  18. mccain, mccain, so only straight soldiers can be injured? no gay soldiers are wounded, only heterosexuals? even more reason to allow gays, apparently we are invincible!

    dadt takes a bullet in the head, now who knows how long the implementation procedures will last? months, years?

    Posted by: mld | Dec 18, 2010 11:55:02 AM


  19. And Lugar (R)

    Posted by: RDRCK | Dec 18, 2010 11:56:16 AM


  20. The first serviceman to be injured in Iraq war -- losing a leg -- was gay!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 18, 2010 12:01:35 PM


  21. Is it time to put up the flag?

    Posted by: barney | Dec 18, 2010 12:23:05 PM


  22. A victory for humanity! Now if they can just pull their heads out of their a$$es on the military abortion ban...

    Posted by: Eric | Dec 18, 2010 1:02:29 PM


  23. To follow up on Ehrenstein's post, the first U.S. soldier to be wounded in Iraq was ex-Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, who lost his right leg in 2003 to a landmine. McCain owes him, and all injured soldiers, an apology for his callous ''legs'' crack. I hope Alva gets some TV coverage today, and is asked about McCain's idiotic remark.

    Posted by: WWNYC | Dec 18, 2010 1:51:07 PM


  24. 65-31!

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Dec 18, 2010 3:32:20 PM


  25. 65 Yes, 31 No, 4 not voting. I think Manchin was one of those not voting.

    Posted by: Ninong | Dec 18, 2010 3:34:09 PM


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