Senate panel votes to end don’t ask, don’t tell

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Equal rights activists scored a major victory today, as the Senate Armed Services committee voted 16-12 to give the Pentagon the power to overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell–a policy that bans openly gay people from serving in the military.

Numerous obstacles still remain, however, including an explicit threat from multiple Republicans that they’ll filibuster the legislation when it reaches the Senate floor.

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