Sunday, December 19, 2010

US Senate lifts 'don't ask, don't tell' gay soldier ban

The US Senate has approved landmark legislation allowing openly gay people to serve in the military.

Senators voted 65-31 to overturn the 1993 "don't ask, don't tell" law, which bars gay people in the military from revealing their sexual orientation.

The House of Representatives had already approved the repeal bill. President Barack Obama says he is looking forward to signing it into law.

Read the full article on BBC News here.

See aslo:
- Gay troops unleash emotions at end of long fight, Washington Post
- Video: US Senate votes to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ ban on gays serving in the military, Pink News

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