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Release No: 1153-10
December 15, 2010

Statement by Press Secretary Geoff Morrell on House Vote to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

             Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell made the following statement after a House vote on Dec. 15.

             “Secretary Gates is pleased that the House of Representatives has voted to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. He encourages the Senate to pass the legislation this session, enabling the Department of Defense to carefully and responsibly manage a change in this policy instead of risking an abrupt change resulting from a decision in the courts."