77 members of Congress urge Obama to suspend gay ban

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‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ can be eliminated by executive action they say

On June 22, 2009, seventy-seven members of Congress called on President Obama and the White House to issue a moratorium suspending gay discharges from the military. The new strategy envisions immediate executive action, to be followed by legislative repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law at a subsequent time.

The letter called on the President  “to exercise the maximum discretion legally possible in administering ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ until Congress repeals the law.”