Saturday, December 18, 2010

Civil Rights Saturday

Breaking news: The Senate actually did something!

The Republican Filibuster of repealing DADT was overcome in a 63-33 vote. That means that it can be voted on in an up or down vote.

Six GOP senators broke with their party in favor of repeal. Republicans supporting the bill were Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Olympia Snowe of Maine, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, George Voinovich of Ohio, and Mark Kirk of Illinois.

I’d like to thank these Republicans for bravely standing up and voting for something that 3/4 of Americans want.

This is a good step towards making it so that gays and lesbians are no longer treated as second class citizens.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of Alien Thoughts

1 comment:

Stephanie Barr said...

Agreed. It's criminal that this is even still a debate in this day and age.