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Bill to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" advances

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The U.S. Senate has advanced a bill to overturn the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy in historic vote.

The vote was 63-33.

The final vote on repealing the 17-year-old policy is set for 2 p.m. today.

In a Pentagon study released late last month, officials said a clear majority of the 400,000 respondents don't care if gays serve openly.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen have both said they support repealing the law.

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