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?

Credits

Guests:
Josh Gerstein - Politico - @joshgerstein, Craig Roberts - Media Relations Manager, American Legion, Chris Neff - Deputy Executive Director of the Palm Center, UC Santa Barbara, David Hall - former Air Force Staff Sergeant

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Julia Flucht, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner