05/28/2010 // Washington, D.C., U.S. // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Washington (WiredPRNews.com) – Congress has reportedly moved to repeal legislation that prohibits gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the House and the Senate Armed Services Committee voted in favor of measures that repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which was enacted in 1993.
As noted in the report, despite the progress, ending the ban is expected to take time, with some lawmakers vowing to vote against a defense spending bill if the provision for repealing it is included.
Joe Solmonese, president of gay rights organization Human Rights Campaign, is quoted by the AP as stating of the steps taken by Congress Thursday, “Lawmakers today stood on the right side of history.”
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