Gay service veterans celebrate the repeal
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'Don't ask don't tell' law overturned in US Senate

The United States Senate has voted to scrap the ban on gay men and women openly serving in the military.

Senators voted 65 to 31 to end the "don't ask, don't tell policy" that has forced gay soldiers to conceal their sexuality for the past 17 years.

Several former members of the armed forces gathered to watch the Senate vote.

Julian Chang of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and retired US Navy Commander Zoe Dunning gave their reaction to the vote.

  • 19 Dec 2010
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