20 Sep '11, 12am

New era for US military as 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' gay ban expires

WASHINGTON (AFP) - As a staff sergeant training to be an Air Force officer, David Hall had a promising career ahead of him until a fellow airman outed him as gay. Nearly 10 years later, Mr Hall said he hopes to rejoin the military that discharged him when a ban on openly gay and lesbian troops officially expires on Tuesday. Mr Hall, 37, has already put in phone calls to recruiters and said he will be celebrating on Tuesday that 'the country as a whole realised that this was something that needed to go away.' Years of legal battles and political activism - along with changing social attitudes and open policies among most Nato allies - paved the way for the repeal, which Congress approved in December. The historic change will enter into force one minute after midnight (0401 GMT, 12pm Singapore time) on Tuesday and the American military will mark the end of the ban with littl...

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