Deal to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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The law forbids gays and lesbians from the US military, but it's widely acknowledged that many serve their country anyway. In 1993, President Clinton signed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which allows them to stay as long as they don't reveal their sexual orientation. As a candidate, President Obama promised repeal, but the Chiefs of Staff want to wait until they study the impact of completely lifting the ban on gays in the military. Now the White House is pushing a compromise. Will it pass the House? Will Senate Republicans stage a filibuster?




Warren Olney