WOODBURY - In a few hours, a landmark law for gays in the military will be signed by the president.

The repeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell," bill will now allow openly gay soldiers to serve our country.

Many gay activists are expected at today's signing ceremony at the White House.

Still, the military says it will take some time to actually put the law into effect.

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