Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s bill that would’ve placed an 18 month moratorium on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell dismissals has run out of steam. For now.
After considering putting the legislation up for a vote, she’s decided to table the effort. Officially, it’s because she doesn’t think there are enough votes.
And while we would’ve loved to see senators give an up or down vote on the bill just so we knew where they should, Gillibrand’s strategy was to add the measure to the Defense Department’s budget bill, which is already being used to pass the Matthew Shepard Act.
So, there goes that.