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    Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says - CNN.com


    President Obama will ask Congress Wednesday night to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bars gays and lesbians from openly serving in, White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod told CNN.

    The request will be included in the president's State of the Union address, Axelrod said.

    The issue has been a source of contention for heavy hitters on both sides of the issue, who are lining up for a fight.

    In a message to Pentagon leadership, Gen. John Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it's time to repeal the law.

    "As a nation built on the principal of equality, we should recognize and welcome change that will build a stronger more cohesive military," said Shalikashvili. His letter was sent out Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, who supports repealing the policy
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    GREAT.
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Good for him. It's about time.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Awesome! Slowly but surely America is joining the rest of us in the 21st century!
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Should have done this a while ago, but still, I won't look a gift horse in the mouth.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    About freaking time.
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    People aren't ready for this yet. It will backfire on him.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    I'm sure some thought that society wasn't "ready" for civil rights. Sometimes, you just have to shake the tree. I have enough faith in the military members to know they will adapt just fine. Like so many other things, eventually this will fall into the "what was the big deal" catagory.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    hahahaha

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    This should be interesting.

    I've heard arguments from both sides of this issue which make good points.

    Overall, however, I don't think it'll be much of a problem, if they do repeal it.

    Time will tell, I suppose.
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