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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:After Historic Repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy," Pentagon Must Now Certify Implementation Plan
23 Dec 2010
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
After Historic Repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy," Pentagon Must Now Certify Implementation Plan

Interview with Beth Coye, retired Navy commander, conducted by Scott Harris

Seventeen years after the Clinton administration imposed the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which barred gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military, Congress has repealed the measure. In a closely watched debate on Dec. 18, the U.S. Senate overcame the threat of a Republican filibuster and passed the repeal measure by a 65 to 31 vote. Gay rights activists and their allies around the country compared the historic vote to President Truman's ending of racial segregation in the U.S. military in 1948.

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