Votes in hand for DADT repeal, but ... | Arkansas Blog

Votes in hand for DADT repeal, but ...



With support from Republicans Scott Brown, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe — and a couple of other Republicans still potential supporters — a filibuster-proof majority is prepared to repeal the law discriminating against gay military service. Does sufficient time remain for a vote to be scheduled?

UPDATE: A similar assessment from New York Times, which mentions incoming Tea Party Sen. Pat Toomey says he'd vote for repeal if he could. Toomey isn't particularly relevant, but it gives you some idea of the watershed of public opinion on the question. Repeal will be defeated only by unconscionable delaying tactics by a minority few. But conscience isn't in long supply with the diehard minority in the Senate.

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