Move to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Blocked in U.S. Senate
The military's infamous 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy about serving while openly gay will continue after it failed to see the day of light in the U.S. Senate. An attempt to end a Republican filibuster on the 2011 Defense authorization bill didn't work when Senators voted 56 to 43. 60 votes were needed before an actual vote on ending the ban could be taken, according to TIME.
The issue is likely to come back after November's election. "This ain't over," said Sen. Joe Lieberman, the repeal's author. "It's long past time to repeal this policy."
Earlier this month, a federal judge in California ruled that the ban was unconstitutional.