Senate votes to repeal ban on gays openly serving in military – CNN.com

Washington CNN — The military’s prohibition of openly gay people serving within its ranks is one step closer to ending, after the Senate voted Saturday to repeal the armed forces’ “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.Eight Republicans and independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut joined the chamber’s Democrats to back the legislation, which passed around 3 p.m. by a 65-31 margin. The bill needed a simple majority — meaning support from 51 of the Senate’s 100 members — to pass.

via Senate votes to repeal ban on gays openly serving in military – CNN.com.

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