“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is Dead After 65-31 Vote to Repeal Policy


As expected, the repeal of the Clinton-era “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning gays in the military has passed the Senate by a vote of 65-31. President Obama must now sign the bill into law, which he is expected to do. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to overturn the ban 250 to 175. “Today, America lived up to its highest ideals of freedom and equality. Congress recognized that all men and women have the right to openly serve their country,” said the president of the Human Rights Campaign. Finally. [CNN]