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Memo Marks Official End to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Memo Marks Official End to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Memo Marks Official End to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the nearly 18-year-old policy that allowed gays to serve in the military as long as they kept their sexual orientation a secret, was officially repealed at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The following official Defense Department memo acknowledges the historic repeal. "Effective today," it reads, "statements about sexual orientation or lawful acts of homosexual conduct will not be considered as a bar to military service."

 

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