>US Senate votes to repeal "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

>The US Senate has voted 63-33 in favour of repealing the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” law which prevents gay soldiers serving openly in the US army. It now only needs President Obama’s signature to come into force, although there will be a 60 day gap while the Pentagon brings about the new rules though.

One of the leading voices against the repealing of this law was Senator Jon McCain, former Republican Presidential candidate. He kept fudging issue, saying he would only back the change on the back of a study, then saying the study was flawed.

President Obama greeted the news of the vote positively saying:

“The Senate has taken an historic step toward ending a policy that undermines our national security while violating the very ideals that our brave men and women in uniform risk their lives to defend.”

The vote was also welcomed by other Senior Democrats.

It is great to see that progress is finally being made to remove this outdated law.

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