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How the NC delegation voted on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

By a 234-194 vote Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to overturn the military’s controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Three North Carolina Democrats broke ranks with their party to side with Republicans in rejecting the amendment that was tacked onto a defense spending bill.

Here’s how North Carolina’s House delegation voted:

Aye
Rep. G.K. Butterfield – 1st District
Rep. David Price – 4th District
Rep. Larry Kissell – 8th District
Rep. Mel Watt – 12th District                  
Rep. Brad Miller – 13th District

No
Rep. Bob Etheridge – 2nd District
Rep. Walter Jones – 3rd District
Rep. Virginia Foxx – 5th District
Rep. Howard Coble – 6th District
Rep. Mike McIntyre – 7th District
Rep. Sue Myrick – 9th District
Rep. Patrick McHenry – 10th District
Rep. Heath Shuler – 11th District

A similar amendment also passed the Senate Armed Services Committee on a 16-12 vote Thursday. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) voted in favor of repeal, while U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) was among the one dozen senators voting against the provision.

As others have noted, the amendment does not mean an immediate repeal of DADT. Under a compromise proposal, repeal would take effect after the Pentagon publishes the results of a survey on how service members view this change. The President and top defense officials must also certify that repeal would not adversely affect the military’s ability to fight.

6 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    May 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I wish you hadn’t told me.

  2. HunterC

    May 28, 2010 at 11:30 am

    While we enjoy Memorial Day weekend, extraordinarily strong servicemembers are still serving in silence.

    And if this legislation passes and is signed into law (no guarantee thanks to the Joint Strike Fighter provisions and veto threat), they will still be serving in silence until 2011 at the very earliest.

    Shame on our elected leaders and all of us.

  3. Jack

    May 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    When I was in the military the least of my concerns was about soldiers that may or may not be gay. (There were always rumors.) Between the company psychopaths and the crazoids, people who were gay were the least of our troubles.

  4. G.K. Butterfield rumors | Celebrity Buzz

    August 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    […] The Progressive Pulse – How the NC delegation voted on “Don't Ask … G.K. Butterfield – 1st District Rep. David Price – 4th District Rep. Larry Kissell – 8th District Rep. Mel Watt – 12th District Rep. Brad Miller – 13th District. No Rep. Bob Etheridge – 2nd District Rep. Walter Jones – 3rd District … When I was in the military the least of my concerns was about soldiers that may or may not be gay. (There were always rumors.) Between the company psychopaths and the crazoids, people who were gay were the least of our troubles. … […]

  5. Howard Coble rumors | Celebrity Buzz

    August 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    […] The Progressive Pulse – How the NC delegation voted on “Don't Ask … Howard Coble – 6th District Rep. Mike McIntyre – 7th District Rep. Sue Myrick – 9th District Rep. Patrick McHenry – 10th District Rep. Heath Shuler – 11th District. A similar amendment also passed the Senate Armed Services Committee on a 16 -12 … When I was in the military the least of my concerns was about soldiers that may or may not be gay. (There were always rumors.) Between the company psychopaths and the crazoids, people who were gay were the least of our troubles. … […]

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