Blogs > Northern Ohio Local Politics

Politics is big in these parts, and we’ve got it covered. John Arthur Hutchison and other staff writers will offer their inside information on the events, big news and little moments of the local political scene in Lake, Geauga and eastern Cuyahoga counties.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Voinovich joins Dems in voting for repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio
Retiring U.S. Sen. George Voinovch, R-Ohio, voted in favor of repealing "don't ask, don't tell," differing from Republicans and joining Democrats to repeal the ban, which President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law next week.

From The Associated Press:
"The repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' will be implemented in a common sense way," said Sen. George Voinovich R-Ohio."Our military leaders have assured Congress that our troops will engage in training and address relevant issues before instituting this policy change."

Read more details on the legislation (and the bill in full) here. See how all U.S. senators voted here.

-- Cheryl Sadler

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home