Obama's letters supporting 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal
The White House endorsed plans to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on Monday, clearing the way for Congress to vote to repeal the gay ban after 17 years.
A proforma series of letters between lawmakers and the White House exchanged hands late Monday, culminating in Office of Management and Budget Director Peter R. Orszag formally expressing the Obama administration's support for the repeal.
The first letter came from Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) and Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), formally announcing the compromise and asking for support:
Orszag responded later in letters to Murphy, Levin and Lieberman, stating their agreement "recognizes the critical need to allow our military and their families the full opportunity to inform and shape the implementation process through a thorough understanding of their concerns, insights and suggestions."
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