U.S. Senate Clears The Way For A Vote to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
December 18, 2010 8:53 AM Subscribe
The Senate has cleared the way for a final vote to repeal the U.S. military policy, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
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"The passage ... mark[s] a triumph for Obama, who made repeal of the 17-year-old law a campaign promise in 2008. It also ... [is] a win for congressional Democrats who have struggled in the final days of the outgoing Congress' session to overcome Republican objections, and for gay rights groups who said Saturday's vote was their best shot at changing the law. Republicans, who are far less supportive of gay rights, take over the House and gain strength in the Senate when the new Congress is seated in January."*