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S Amdt 783 - Homosexuals in the Military Amendment - Key Vote

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John Kerry voted Yea (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (33-63) - (Key vote)

Title: Homosexuals in the Military Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that expresses the sense of Congress that the President should determine the status of homosexuals serving in the United States military.

Highlights:
  • Expresses the sense of Congress regarding homosexuals in the military.
  • Expresses the sense that it should be determined by the President, as chief executive officer of the Government and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, based upon advice provided to the President by the Secretary of Defense and the military advisors to the President and Secretary.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Homosexuals in the Military Amendment

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Ben 'Nighthorse' Campbell (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Russell D. 'Russ' Feingold (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles S. Robb (VA - D) (Out Of Office)