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House votes to repeal ban on open gays in military

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that for 17 years has forced gays desiring to serve in the military to conceal their sexual identity. The 250-175 vote propels the issue to the ...

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Senate blocks repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would have repealed the military’s policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and allowed gay troops to serve openly. Democrats failed Thursday to cinch a procedural deal with Republicans in the waning days ...

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