Levin Confident ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Can be Repealed, But Wants Pentagon Support

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) “said on Sunday he expects President Barack Obama to keep a renewed vow to end discrimination against gays in the military, but that Obama should do so with the support of the Pentagon,” Reuters reports.

Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl Levin said the British and other Western armies have ended such discrimination and that it would be “great progress” for the United States to do it as well.

But Levin added: “It has to be done in the right way, which is to get a buy-in from the (U.S.) military (that) I think is now possible.”

Levin made the comments on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” a day after Obama renewed a 2008 campaign vow to let gays serve openly in the military by ending the policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” on sexual orientation.

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