Senate to hold 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' hearing

July 27, 2009 8:19:20 PM PDT
The Senate will hold hearings on the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy for the first time since the law was created in 1993.

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The law forbids gays to serve openly in the military.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pressing for a repeal of the ban. She says she secured a commitment from the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee to hold a hearing sometime this fall. Over 13,000 service members have been discharged since the policy began.

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