Senate Repeals 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Law360, New York (December 18, 2010, 5:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" ban on openly gay members, in a landmark vote that signals the end to a controversial 17-year-old policy that has banished tens of thousands of employees from the armed services.

With eight Republicans joining the Democrats, the Senate voted 65-31 in favor of the bill, which will now go to President Barack Obama's desk to be signed into law.

"Today, the Senate has taken a historic step toward ending a policy...
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