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House approves repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- The U.S. House of Representatives wants to allow gay military members to serve openly. Members voted Thursday night to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

It comes after a similar vote in the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier Thursday.

House Republicans voted overwhelmingly against lifting the ban. They want lawmakers to wait until the Pentagon finishes its study of the impact a repeal would have on the military.

The law allows gay people to serve in the military as long as they don't disclose their sexual orientation.

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