Tuesday, September 21, 2010
DADT: Senate Vote Strikes a Blow
Today the Senate voted 56(in favor)-43(opposed), blocking debate over the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the military, established in 1993. The senate needed 60 votes to move the measure along, and there are 59 senators in the Democratic caucus (hmmm). And that's not all! The vote was also for the Dream Act. Make that a double blow. Ken Williams of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News put it well, "both sides of the isle played politics at the expense of equal rights." And what an age old story that is. Too bad you have to play their game to get a seat. Nevertheless, liberals and LGBTQ community leaders seem to be confident that it's only a matter of time before the policy is repealed. And I am confident the more adamant the LGBTQ community and allies are, the more people will yield to hatred, and let us live our lives like everyone else.