"Don't ask, don't tell'" repeal discussed with Lieberman

Quickly following President Obama's vow to end the military's "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy, the White House started talks toward that end.
Senator Joseph Lieberman stands at the forefront of the movement to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Senator Joseph Lieberman stands at the forefront of the movement to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Photo/AP - Lauren Victoria Burke

After the president’s pledge Saturday to terminate the infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” code, leading White House officials have reportedly begun discussing the issue with influential senators.

Among the ranks of the consulted senators, Joseph Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, sits most prominently — given his standing on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Lieberman’s press secretary, Marshall Wittmann, confirmed that “Senator Lieberman has had discussions with representatives of the Administration on the best way to reverse this policy, which he has opposed since it was first proposed in 1993.”

According to John Berry, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, the strategy involves presenting the issue to the Senate with bipartisan endorsement.

Read the entire article here.

—Zachary Culler

More from Fusion Magazine
Uganda government considers death penalty legislation against LGBT people
Gays and lesbians in Uganda may be at risk of receiving the...
Read More
0 replies on “"Don't ask, don't tell'" repeal discussed with Lieberman”