Congress Set for Landmark Vote on Lifting Military Gay Ban

A sad day for our military.

Today both the Senate and House plan a vote to repeal the 1993 law, which has often been mislabeled as “don’t ask, don’t tell” but actually states that homosexuals are not eligible to serve in the military. Some conservative groups have suggested the White House has employed “Chicago-style politics” and backroom tactics in an attempt to ram the measure through while Democrats hold the majority on Capitol Hill — a majority some suggest may evaporate come November.

Richard Thompson is president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, which is encouraging responsible members of Congress not to vote for any bill — regardless of its language — that has as its aim the ultimate repeal of the ban.

“It’s going to be close,” the attorney says of the pending vote. “There are people who are switching sides — people who we thought were going to vote against the repeal have changed their mind, and some who are on the fence are now going to vote against repeal. So there is a lot of fluctuation going on.”

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