Obama signs 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed legislation today that repeals the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

It repeals a 17-year-old ban on openly gay men and women from serving in the U.S. military.

Supporters call the change a civil rights milestone.

Military leaders still need to certify that the military can put the repeal in place and then there will be a 60-day waiting period before the ban will officially be removed from the books.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, April 27
Bronx residents have long complained about long lines, 2 The Buzz: Post office problems
Dramatic cellphone video caught officers shocking Dailene Rosario 3 Charges dropped against Tasered pregnant teen
Police say on Thursday, Kevin Reilly climbed up 4 8-year-old dead after planter falls on him in Marine Park
New legislation passed by the City Council will 5 Word on the Street: Bedbugs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE