It’s Over: Senate Repeals Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

December 18, 2010 3:49 pm

1||December 18, 2010: The Senate repeals the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy by a vote of 65-31. Read the full story here.

Here, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Harry Reid (D-NV) head to a press conference in the Mansfield Room after the Senate broke a Republican filibuster on DADT. ||Jeff Malet/

2||Lieberman, Reid, and Carl Levin (D-MI) lead the way to the press conference.||Jeff Malet/

3||Lieberman.||Jeff Malet/

4||Former Air Force Major Mike Almy speaks, as Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Joe Solomonese of HRC, and Levin look on. Almy was kicked out of the Air Force after superiors investigated his personal emails. ||Jeff Malet/

5||Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks at the press conference after the DREAM Act failed to pass in the Senate. Reid, Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) look on.||Jeff Malet/

6||Reid speaks after the first DADT vote.||Jeff Malet/

7||Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). ||Jeff Malet/

8||Joe Solomonese of the Human Rights Campaign.||Jeff Malet/

9||The Senate vote came after the House successfully passed a standalone repeal of DADT on December 15.

Here, a group of opponents to DADT stand at a press conference following the House vote. ||Newscom/Zuma&&

10||House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). ||Newscom/Zuma&&

11||Former Air Force Major Mike Almy.||Newscom/Zuma&&

12||Stefan Stent, an opponent of DADT, greets Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) after the vote.||Newscom/Zuma&&

13||December 10: Jeffery Cleghorn, a retired Army Major, and Mario Benfield, a retired Marine, and both gay veterans, talk after a rally by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network in Upper Senate Park.||Newscom/RollCall&&

14||The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network rally.||Newscom/KRT&&

15||Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME).||Newscom/Zuma&&

16||Joe Solomonese of HRC at the press conference after the vote on DADT.||Jeff Malet/

17||Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI).||Jeff Malet/

18||Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).||Jeff Malet/

19||Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT).||Jeff Malet/

20||Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).||Jeff Malet/

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