'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Effort Stalls In Senate

Law360, New York (September 21, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday blocked an effort to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, delaying any further congressional action on the controversial measure, contained in the 2011 defense spending bill, until after the November midterm election.

Senate Democrats fell four votes shy of the 60 needed to break a Republican-led filibuster targeting DADT repeal, a provision Democrats included in the defense spending bill for fiscal year 2011.

Democrats tried to bring the bill to a cloture vote Tuesday afternoon but failed to garner...
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