Deal to vote on dumping "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is reached

Congress is set to vote this week on compromise language that would reverse the 1993 federal law mandating the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and ceding authority back to the Pentagon and the White House to change the military's policy on openly gay troops. The deal to vote on the new repeal language was hammered out Monday in meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill, where repeal proponents were still trying to round up support in the Senate. "We can live with this, and we're asking, enthusiastically, members to support and vote for it," said Aubrey Sarvis of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

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