"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Act of 2010 - Senate Vote

Senate Roll Call No. 281
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Agreed to: 65-31 (see complete tally)
On December 18, 2010, the Senate passed, by a vote of 65-31, a measure (H.R. 2965) repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). Under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Act of 2010, 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 legislation 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. 281
Votes For : 65
Votes Against : 31
Not Voting : 4