Saturday, December 18, 2010

Senate votes to end gay ban in United States armed forces

In a historic vote on behalf of gay rights in America, the U.S. Senate today did away with the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members. The measure will now be sent to President Barack Obama for signature. This proposed law overturns the Clinton-era "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy established during the 1990s.

The significance of the ban being lifted is profound, and would result in openly gay service members no longer fearing separation from the military should their status be discovered by the chain of command. The Senate voted 65-31 to lift the controversial ban.

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