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US Senate votes to end gays in military ban

The military’s prohibition of openly gay people serving within its ranks is one step closer to ending, after the Senate voted Saturday to repeal the armed forces’ “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, CNN said. Eight Republicans and independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut joined the chamber’s Democrats to back the legislation. President Barack Obama will sign the bill into law next week, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a Twitter post moments after the Senate vote.

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