By Sam Martino
The House of Representatives repealed the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy last night by a vote of 234-194, The vote came hours after the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a similar measure to repeal the policy that prohibits service by out gays and lesbians.
The repeal will be allowed sixty days after a pentagon report, due by Dec 1, is filed on the ramifications of allowing gays to serve openly in the military.
President Obama said last night, “I am pleased that both the House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee took important bipartisan steps toward repeal tonight. Our military is made up of the best and bravest men and women in our nation, and my greatest honor is leading them as Commander-in-Chief. This legislation will help make our Armed Forces even stronger and more inclusive by allowing gay and lesbian soldiers to serve honestly and with integrity.”