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Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Goes Into Effect (VIDEO)By ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- After years of debate and months of final preparations, the military can no longer prevent gays from serving openly in its ranks.
Repeal of a 1993 law that allowed gays to serve only so long as they kept their sexual orientation private took effect Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. EDT.
Some in Congress still oppose the change, but top Pentagon leaders have certified that it will not undermine the military's ability to recruit or to fight wars.
The Army was distributing a business-as-usual statement Tuesday saying simply, "The law is repealed," and reminding soldiers to treat each other fairly.
Hurray to the death of an unjust law and letting our gay men and women serve freely in our military.