Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Finally Approved By Senate
It was legislation that should never have been put in place and now it’s on it’s way out following a vote by the US Senate that now means gays can serve openly in the military.
Voting 65-31 to overturn the 1993 Don’t Ask Don’t Tell legislation the next step is for President Obama to sign it into law something that he has said he is fully committed to doing.
Following the failing last week of legislation to repeal DADT due to a lack of Republican votes in support, this time round the vote saw not only the Democratic majority voting in favor, but also more moderate Republicans.
However before we all get too excited Don’t Ask Don’t Tell still isn’t quite over as the repeal won’t come into effect until after a 60-day period designed to allow the defence department to decide how they will be implementing the change in policy, something that has lead Aubrey Sarvis, head of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network to call for an end to call for a stop on investigations and discharges until this period has passed.