by Roxana Tiron

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a compromise to repeal the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law that bans openly gay people from serving in the military.

The vote of 234-194 in favor of an amendment sponsored by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) moved Congress closer to scrapping the Clinton-era law. Also on Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted in favor of repealing the law.

See the full list of votes:

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/100397-house-votes-to-repeal-dont-ask-dont-tell

Editor’s Note: Both Hawaii Congressmembers Charles Djou, R-District 1, and Mazie Hirono, D-District 2, voted to repeal the law. Djou is in the US Army Reserve.

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