Senator John McCain led the charge in the United States Senate to put an end to the debate to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Democrats fell just four votes short of moving the bill along in the Senate following a filibuster led by McCain.
President Obama vowed in his State of the Union speech in January to repeal the 17-year-old policy, which prevents homosexuals from serving openly in the military. McCain says Democrats are using the issue to play politics before the November elections.
"This is a cynical ploy to try to galvanize and energize their base," McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said of the Dems today.
McCain has said he would agree to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" if military brass recommend it. He says he wants to wait for the military to finish a study into the policy before voting on it.
If you ask us, if you're willing to put yourself in harms way to defend your country, you shouldn't be punished because you're attracted to the same sex.
But we want to know what you think: should Congress repeal "don't ask, don't tell?"
Vote -- and see the results of yesterday's poll -- below.
Yesterday's poll question: should the county attorney prosecute potheads or prostitutes?
- 9.83 percent say yes.
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- 90.17 percent say no.
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