In contrast to what happened in the Senate yesterday morning with the DREAM Act, the Senate failed to move to even discuss the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy, which forces lgbtq members of the armed forces to serve in the closet or risk losing their position.
Via the Detroit News:
It failed in a 57-40 test vote, falling three votes short of the 60 needed to advance.
GOP senators mostly united in defeating the measure on procedural grounds, insisting that the Senate vote on tax cuts first. Maine Sen. Susan Collins was the only Republican to support moving to debate the bill.