Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"-Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act

House Roll Call No. 317
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Agreed to: 234-194 (see complete tally)
On May 27, 2010, the House passed, by a vote of 234-194, an amendment offered by Representative Patrick Murphy (D-PA) to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5136) that eliminates the statutory ban on gay and lesbian service members serving openly in the armed forces ("Don't Ask, Don't Tell"). The amendment would allow for repeal of the policy after the completion of a Pentagon review about how best to implement the change and following certification by the President, Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that the new law will not have a negative impact on readiness, recruitment, retention, and other key factors affecting the military. The ACLU supported the Murphy Amendment because "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which is both discriminatory and counterproductive, has served to undermine our military and is a disservice to the millions of men and women who serve in it with pride and distinction.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 317
Votes For : 234
Votes Against : 194
Not Voting : 10