WOODBURY - The president is expected to sign the historic bill allowing gays to serve openly in the military this week.

The Senate approved the measure on Saturday.

The repeal of the ?Don?t Ask, Don?t Tell,? is considered a victory for President Obama.

Obama and his military advisers have to certify that lifting the ban will not hurt our troops? fighting ability. There is a 60-day waiting period before things change.

Many Long Islanders agree with 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

Senate votes to overturn military gay ban