Roll call: The repeal votes

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On Dec. 15, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 250-175 to lift the ban against gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

The vote paved the way for a U.S. Senate vote Dec. 18, which was 65-31 for repeal. Both chambers voted on stand-alone bills for repeal. The president signed the repeal legislation into law Dec. 22.

In the House, 235 Democrats and 15 Republicans voted to repeal DADT, while 15 Democrats and 160 Republicans voted no.

In the Senate, 55 Democrats, eight Republicans and two independents voted to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Thirty-one Republicans voted against repeal.

How did Wisconsin lawmakers vote?

  • Yes: House Democrats Tammy Baldwin, Steve Kagen, Dave Obey. Senate Democrats Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl.
  • No: House Republicans Tom Petri, Paul Ryan, James Sensenbrenner.

From AP and WiG reports

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