December 20, 2010
Senate Approves "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Repeal
The Senate has approved a bill repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), The Washington Post reports. The Senate had rejected repeal on December 9 when language ending the ban was part of the annual defense authorization bill. The final vote for repeal, which was in a separate bill from defense authorization, was 65 to 31. The House of Representatives had previously approved repeal. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. A recent editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine asserts that LGBT servicemen and women scared of disclosing their sexual history aren’t diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections—including HIV—and go untreated.
To read the Post article, click here.
To read Regan Hofmann’s blog about ADAP funding and DADT repeal, click here.
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