Sunday, December 19, 2010

Congress Repeals Ban Against Gays in the Military

Congress on Saturday, December 18, 2010, by a vote of 65 to 31 struck down the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military. The current "don't ask, don't tell" policy had been passed under the Clinton Administration, which allowed gay men and women to serve in the military as long as they kept their sexual orientation a secret. Political leaders have been trying to ban this policy arguing that it creates discrimination and has caused more than 13,000 men and women to be expelled from the military based on sexual orientation. The new law will be signed next week by President Obama. Read the full news article here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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