"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Ends

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 6:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 2:19pm

Openly gay men and women can now serve in the U.S. Military.

"Don't ask don't tell" ended at one minute after midnight Tuesday.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen will discuss the repeal of the policy banning openly gay servicemembers at a press conference Tuesday.

A Pentagon spokesperson said the military is prepared for the change, and nearly all U.S. forces have undergone training in the new law.

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Long overdue repeal of an issue that should have never happened in the first place!

If all the gays in the military suddenly left the service this country would have to hire mercenaries.

All gays that have been unjustly discharged should be allowed to re-enlist and to receive back pay and benefits from the time of discharge.

I am gay and served seven years, some of that time spent in Vietnam.

That's horrible. As funny, or ingratiating gays can make themselves to be, their livestyles are not normal. They do not belong in the military for they are ill of mind and spirit. Obama did this to us and to our country.

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