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The history of 'don't ask, don't tell'

After the House voted to repeal the policy, the Senate took on the issue and also voted to lift the 17-year-old ban on gays in the military.

 
 

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Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), flanked by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.), speaks at a news conference after the historic vote. Lieberman was one of the main leaders pushing to repeal the policy.


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