End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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LOS ANGELES -- An editorial in La Opinión argues that the sexual orientation of a member of the military has nothing to do with his or her ability to accomplish a mission, just as with other professions.

The House of Representatives already took the first step toward eliminating "don’t ask, don’t tell," and it appears that there is enough support in the Senate to repeal the policy. Now it is just a matter of waiting for the right time to put it to a vote, editors write.

The policy is discriminatory, editors write, because it forces people to hide a part of their lives or risk discharge from the service. Each member of the armed forces deserves to be treated respectfully, editors write, regardless of the details of his or her private life.

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