The Senate voted Saturday to repeal the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," policy toward gay personnel. The controversial policy was established in 1993, and almost from its inception, pleased virtually no-one on either side of the issue.
The vote was 65-31 for repeal, with eight Republican senators eventually voting with the majority. Not surprisingly, both Tennessee senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, voted against the repeal.
From HuffPo: President Barack Obama applauded the Senate for moving toward repeal. "By ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' no longer will our nation be denied the service of thousands of patriotic Americans forced to leave the military, despite years of exemplary performance, because they happen to be gay," he said in a statement. "And no longer will many thousands more be asked to live a lie in order to serve the country they love."