Congress & Military Receptive to Changing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

President Obama speaking at a human rights dinner, at which he vowed continued support to end “don’t ask, don’t tell”.HopeTracker Following up on President Obama’s pledge to end a 16-year-old policy banning gay people from openly serving in the US military, both Congress and the US military have sent messages that they may be open to change.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D., Mich.) said it was now possible “to get a buy-in from the military” to end a policy opposed by gays and many liberals since it was passed by Congress in 1993. But Mr. Levin, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, cautioned that the effort had to be handled “with thoughtfulness and with care.” via Wall Street Journal