I say “hypocrisy” because “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” mandated that persons live hypocritically every day.
As with almost everything in the Senate these days, the vote for something is a lot less newsworthy than the vote to consider voting for something. Thus, the real fight was over whether repeal proponents could gather the required 60 votes to break a GOP filibuster, end debate and hold a final vote. They did that — led by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) — and repeal moved ahead earlier today.
President Obama will sign it next week.
No doubt, the Republicans will continue hating on teh gay.
Hating on folks is their primary stategy.
It’s also their strategy in general elections.
Afterthought: Wonder how the Firebaggers will deal with this.
Addendum, via True Blue Texan: