WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama signs the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 Wednesday, ending the military ban on gays and lesbians openly serving in the military.
The Senate voted 65-31 Saturday to end the policy, which bars gays and lesbians serving in the U.S. military from being open about their sexual orientation. The House had approved repeal 250-175 last week. Putting the new policy into effect will take at least 60 days.
The daily schedule indicates Obama will meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in the Oval Office.