House Votes to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

By KBJR News 1

December 15, 2010 Updated Dec 15, 2010 at 5:14 PM CST

Washington, D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) - The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that banned gays from serving openly in the military.

In a 250-175 vote Wednesday (12/15), representatives voted to repeal the 1993 policy that banned military recruiters from asking about sexual orientation and prohibited soldiers from acknowledging that they are gay.

The U.S. Senate will now take up the measure.

Written for the web by Kevin Jacobsen