The Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the military's "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy on Saturday. This vote marked the end of the military’s 17-year policy of banning openly gay and lesbian service members from the military.
Eight Republicans and one Independent joined Democrats to vote for the repeal, which required a simple majority to pass. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., voted to repeal the policy, but Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., voted to uphold it.