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Urge the Senate Armed Services Committee: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

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The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee will be the committee responsible for making sure a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" can move forward in the U.S. Senate. Right now, there are six swing votes on the committee who have remained wishy-washy on a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." They are: Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia), Sen. Jim Webb (D-Virginia), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska), Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts).

Without these six votes, repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" may not happen. Given news that White House officials, Pentagon leaders, and Congressional staffers have reached a compromise on the repeal procedure for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," these six votes could make all the difference in ending the systematic discrimination of the U.S. military toward gay, lesbian and bisexual troops.

Please urge these six Senators to get on board a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Nearly 14,000 troops have been kicked out of the military solely because of their sexual orientation. This hurts our national security and hurts the integrity of our military. Let's get rid of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" once and for all.



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