The vote was 56 to 43.
All Senate Republicans and 3 Democrats voted to keep the policy in place.
Harry Reid, realizing he would be unable to ram it through, was actually one of the three Democrats. Reid’s vote allows him to bring the bill back at a later time. It also allows him to tell conservatives and people of faith he didn’t vote for it as he promises homosexuals he will try to bring it back.
The bill could come back after the mid-term elections.
As you know, candidate Obama promised to abolish the military policy. He also promised to abolish the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
The Pentagon is currently conducting a survey to assess the impact on military personnel should the policy be repealed. The study is due December 1.
Thank you to all who called your Senator.
Even while the vote was under consideration yesterday ..