US Senate Hears arguments for ending Don't Ask Don't Tell

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Posted on February 2, 2010 - 1:33pm by Anonymous.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/us/politics/03military.html?hp

February 2, 2010

Top Defense Officials Seek to End ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top two Defense officials called for an end on Tuesday to the 16-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, a major step toward allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the United States military for the first time in its history.

“No matter how I look at the issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens,” Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. He said it was his personal and professional belief that “allowing allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do.”

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