DREAM Act-Cloture Vote

Senate Roll Call No. 278
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Rejected: 55-41 (see complete tally)
 On December 18, 2010, the Senate, by a vote of 63-33, invoked cloture and allowed a vote on the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Act of 2010 (H.R. 2965). Under the legislation, repeal of DADT will not take effect until the president, Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify that the new law will not have a negative impact on readiness, recruitment, retention, and other key factors affecting the military. The ACLU supported this cloture motion because DADT is a discriminatory and unconstitutional law. Service men and women who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual deserve nothing less than their full honor and integrity that will come with the end of DADT

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 278
Votes For : 55
Votes Against : 41
Not Voting : 4