An attempt to more the 2011 Defense Authorization Act forward in the Senate stalled today. The DAA also failed to achieve a cloture vote in late-September. The House of Representatives has already passed a repeal measure.
President Barack Obama issued a message to supporters via Facebook this evening: “Extremely disappointed that a minority of senators was willing to block important legislation largely because they oppose the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” But although today’s vote was disappointing, it must not be the end of our efforts.”
Stay tuned for more updates as they happen.