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The Senate vote on a military bill that would have included the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” allowing openly gay troops to serve in the U.S. armed forces (as do our allies, including England and Israel), didn’t get enough support to overcome a fillibuster today — to the relief of conservative Christians, among others.

The New York Times has the story; seems like pro-repeal strategy (which was supported by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, and President Obama) is now to wait until after the midterm elections to revisit this and other controversial issues. Then again, it’s not going to be any easier to repeal DADT after the midterms, if more Republicans and Tea Party politicians win seats, is it?

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