Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, scheduled a vote on the Senate's version of a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on Thursday, but a ticking clock could stand in the way of its passage.
Senate Republicans blocked a measure that would have repealed "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the controversial law that prevents openly gay individuals from serving in the military.
The commanders of three branches of the U.S. military told a congressional committee Friday that they are opposed to an immediate repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the policy that keeps openly gay individuals from serving in the armed forces.
The Senate Armed Services Committee painted partisan lines as it listened to senior military officials instruct it to repeal DADT before year's end because of the looming legal uncertainty that surrounds it.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that Congress should take up the repeal of DADT in order to mitigate the effects of a repeal should the courts strike down the law first.