Obama Ends Gays In Military Ban

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The president took the step, as expected, after meeting in the Oval Office with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. As laid out in a law passed in December, the repeal will take effect 60 days from now.

For Obama, the move makes good on a promise from his 2008 campaign to dismantle the Clinton-era policy.

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