The US Senate has put a halt to the bill that would repeal the military's "Don't ask don't tell" policy that bars openly gay and lesbian soldiers from serving in the armed forces.

The bill came up short on a 56-43 vote, just 4 votes shy of the 60 needed to win. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs promises, "we'll keep trying" to get Congress to approve the repeal.

Unsurprisingly, every Republican voted to stop the repeal. BOOOO!! HISSSS American Senate!

Check out the longer CNN article on this downturn of events HERE.

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