Senate Votes to Repeal DADT

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com December 18 2010 9:15 AM ET

In a rare Saturday session, the Senate has voted 63-33 to advance a bill to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."

Repeal looked to be dead when Senate Republicans defeated a larger military spending bill earlier this month.

But a stand-alone bill introduced by independent senator Joe Lieberman and Republican senator Susan Collins garnered support from Republicans including Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine.

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