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Congress Gearing Up for DADT Repeal

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Congress members are being corralled to ensure that there are enough votes to support a Defense Department authorization bill, which will likely have a measure attached to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."

Democratic sources told The Huffington Post Tuesday that the move shows the White House is taking action toward repealing the policy. According to the report, sources close to the White House said President Obama told the Department of Defense that the repeal should be attached to the authorization bill.

As reported in November, Massachusetts representative Barney Frank told Advocate.com that military matters are typically resolved along with the Defense authorization bill.

"'Don't ask, don't tell' was always going to be part of the military authorization," Frank said in November.

The Defense Department reauthorization bill would be voted on in the spring and summer and would take effect October 1, according to Frank.

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