"Given the generational transition that has taken place in our nation, I feel that this policy is outdated and repeal is inevitable. However, I remain convinced that the timing of this change is wrong, and making such a shift in policy at a time when we have troops deployed in active combat areas does not take into consideration the seriousness of the situation on the ground."
"It's wrong, it's bad, but I'm voting for it." What's up with that?
Actually, not all the Democrats voted. Joe Manchin of West Virginia found it convenient to be elsewhere and didn't vote. So did Orrin Hatch.
This Senate vote concurred with the vote already passed in the U.S. House to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, so the law is on its way to the president for his signature.