Friday, May 28, 2010

House Passes Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; Vote Pending in Senate

On Thursday, May 27, 2010 the House of Representatives voted 234-194 to repeal what is known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to allow open homosexuality in the military.  This was added as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill

Voting in favor of the repeal were Congressmen:  Obey, Moore, Kind, Kagen, and Baldwin.

Voting against the repeal were Congressmen:  Petri and Sensenbrenner

Not Voting was Congressman Ryan

A final vote is still pending in the U.S. Senate.  Wisconsin residents can share their views with their U.S. Senators.  Senator Russ Feingold (202) 224-5323 and Senator Herb Kohl at (202) 224-5653.