Sen. Brown to Vote No on DADT Repeal 

BY Advocate.com Editors

May 25 2010 12:10 PM ET

Massachusetts senator Scott Brown says he plans to vote against repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” when the matter comes up for a vote Thursday in the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to The Boston Globe.

Brown’s announcement is a blow to repeal advocates who were hoping the freshman senator would support efforts to end the policy.

Brown has previously said he was undecided on overturning the military’s gay ban but announced he would not support repeal efforts after the White House issued a statement supporting a compromise that would lead to a vote this week.

Thew deal stipulated that any congressional repeal would not go into effect until the Pentagon review is completed. Brown says he is keeping "an open mind" on future efforts but doesn’t believe a vote should happen until after the review is complete.

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