FROM Jen DiMascio
Senate Group Wants Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' President Obama wants to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The Pentagon has asked more time for review, but yesterday 13 senators -- Independent Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and 12 Democrats -- introduced a bill to repeal the policy that prohibits homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Carl Levin of Michigan says gays are serving successfully now and ought to be able do so " with integrity ." Jen DiMascio is a defense reporter for Politico .
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