Senate to vote again on military gay ban
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will
call for a vote after Thanksgiving on legislation that would allow
gays to serve openly in the military.
His announcement Wednesday makes good on his pre-election
promise to resurrect the bill during the lame-duck session. But it
remains uncertain whether the legislation would have enough votes
to pass. Several leading Republicans, including Sen. John McCain,
say they oppose repealing the 1993 law known as "don't ask, don't
Republicans had blocked debate on the bill last September, just
weeks before the midterm elections in which they took control of
the House and picked up six Senate seats.