News AggreGAYte for the Week of Dec. 20

Celebrate the death of Don't Ask Don't Tell

News AggreGAYte for the Week of Dec. 20

Just in case you haven't heard, the Senate voted to repeal DADT early Saturday. We here at Gay Place are ecstatic, but already looking forward to the next steps.

On Saturday, the Senate has voted 63-33 to advance a bill to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. I was cynical about the chance that the stand-alone bill, which was created by senators Joseph Lieberman, and Susan Collins (R-Maine), would even make its way to floor before this session was over, so this is a great surprise. The bill is now on it's way to Obamz desk, and he is reportedly "very thrilled."

It is really ridiculous all the time, energy, and money wasted on the enforcement and research of DADT, so it's a relief that it is finally over, but let's be for real, this is a small bone. In the holiday spirit we will gladly accept, but we need to make 2011 the year in which the LGBT are truly equal citizens. Oh, and get over it McCain, you sore loser! As usual, more at the Advocate.

No other news compares to this, so we will leave it at that. Be sure to read Andy's take on this victory. Happy holidays from Gay Place!

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Gay News Round Up
News AggreGAYte for the Week of April 21
News AggreGAYte for the Week of April 21
All the gay news AggreGAYte we can muster

Daniel Villareal, April 21, 2011

News AggreGAYte for the Week of Fri., April 8
News AggreGAYte for the Week of Fri., April 8
Wherein the GP resurrects the News AggreGAYte

Daniel Villareal, April 8, 2011

More by Rob Cohen
Quickie With Cazwell
Quickie With Cazwell
Queer rapper brings his sexy, subversive act to Austin

Oct. 13, 2017

A to Um... With Stephin Merritt
A to Um... With Stephin Merritt
A,E,I,O,U, and sometimes Y am I doing this?

May 6, 2015


Gay News Round Up, Gay, LGBT, Austin, DADT, Don't Ask, Don't tell

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle