The End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

BY Daniel Sagalyn  September 20, 2011 at 6:03 PM EST

As of Tuesday, gay troops will no longer have to hide their sexual orientation for fear of being drummed out of the military.

Six months ago, President Obama repealed the law that forbid gays from openly serving and enlisting in the military. On Tuesday, after months of training soldiers on the new policy, that ban enacted under President Clinton was formally lifted.

The NewsHour spoke with an active duty gay airman and one who was expelled and wants to reenlist.