House Passes DADT Repeal, Gains GOP Support

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The House of Representatives just passed a repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" by a 250-to-175 vote, demonstrating that support for repeal has grown since it voted on DADT as part of a larger bill in May. In that May vote, five Republicans voted to repeal, and 26 Democrats voted to keep DADT, while this time around, fifteen Republicans voted for repeal and only fifteen Democrats were opposed. Of course, the result in the House was never in doubt — the real test will come in the Senate, if the bill is even brought to the floor. [MSNBC]