'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repealed

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Starting today, openly gay personnel will be able to serve in the military. President Obama's repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" goes into effect 18 years after President Bill Clinton instituted the policy. What does the repeal mean for gay service members, and what does it mean for the military?

Since "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" began, more than 13,000 homosexuals have been expelled from the military for revealing their sexual orientation.

Guests:

Aaron Belkin, director of The Palm Center at UC Santa Barbara and associate professor of political science at San Francisco State University

Zoe Dunning, retired Navy commander

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