The Hill: House Votes to Repeal ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’

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:

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.