The days of the US military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy are nearing their end. Yesterday, the Senate voted to repeal the policy that had forbidden gays and lesbians in the military from disclosing their sexual orientation. While the process to implement the new policy may take up to a year, proponents of the measure are ecstatic.
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1. Openly gay US soldiers can fight (Text & Video). [Al Jazeera]
2. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal will be successful. [San Francisco Chronicle]
3. Cheers and jeers greet Senate vote to repeal DADT. [CNN]
4. Lieberman and Collins on DADT repeal: This is a Civil Rights bill. [Talking Points Memo]
5. John McCain DADT repeal reaction: 'Today is a very sad day'. [The Huffington Post]
6. John Cornyn calls DADT repeal 'a disgrace'. [Dallas Voice]