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Lieberman to take lead on Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal

Posted: February 22nd, 2010 07:22 PM ET

From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

Sen. Joe Lieberman will lead the push to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.

Washington (CNN) - The push to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell will have an unlikely leader: Sen. Joe Lieberman.

The famously centrist senator from Connecticut said Monday that he would be a sponsor of legislation to be introduced next week.

"I will be proud to be a sponsor of the important effort to enable patriotic gay Americans to defend our national security and our founding values of freedom and opportunity," Lieberman said in a statement. "I have opposed the current policy of preventing gay Americans from openly serving in the military since its enactment in 1993.

"To exclude one group of Americans from serving in the armed forces is contrary to our fundamental principles as outlined in the De


Added: Feb-22-2010 Occurred On: Feb-21-2010
By: gregory_peckory
Tags: lieberman, don't ask, don't tell, military,
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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