Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Senate passes DADT repeal bill

The Senate today approved a bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the 17-year-old law banning openly gay people from serving in the military. The roll call vote on the measure, which came to the Senate Wednesday from the House, was 65-31. It had passed the House 250-175. Because both bills are identical, it now moves to the president’s desk for his signature.

The White House issued a statement, calling the vote “an historic step toward ending a policy that undermines our national security.”

President Barack Obama plans to sign the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.

The DADT repeal measure does not mean the policy will be repealed immediately.

The Bay Area Reporter will have more coverage in the next issue.

— Cynthia Laird, December 18, 2010 @ 4:52 pm PST
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