Senate to vote on bill with "Don't ask, don't tell" repeal

09/13/2010 | CNN · Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office has confirmed the Senate will take up a defense bill next week that contains a plan to repeal the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. The chamber's Democratic leadership will likely have to find 60 votes to overcome Republican attempts to filibuster the measure. "We are both pleased and relieved that Senator Reid has decided to schedule the defense authorization bill for floor time next week," said Alexander Nicholson, executive director of Servicemembers United, a group working to repeal the military ban on openly gay troops.

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