The Votes

On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee and the full House voted for the compromise language to set in motion the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Here are my reports on the Senate committee vote — “One Vote Down, Several (Votes and More) to Go” — and the House vote — “DADT Repeal Clears House.”

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Chris Geidner is the award-winning senior political & legal reporter at BuzzFeed and has written for Metro Weekly, The Atlantic Online, The American Prospect,, Salon and other publications, as well as at his blog, Law Dork. He has appeared regularly on television commenting on current affairs, including MSNBC, PBS, HLN & Current. Prior to moving to D.C. in 2009, he served as an attorney on the senior staff at the Ohio Attorney General's Office and had earlier worked for a leading Columbus law firm. An extended biography can be found here, and you can follow him on Twitter.