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Leading Dem: Senate has votes to pass standalone DADT repeal

A standalone bill to repeal the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy appears to have the votes to make its way through Congress, a top House Democrat suggested Tuesday.

Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.), the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said he’d been told by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) that there are enough votes in the Senate to advance a bill to do away with the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian service members.

“I’m told by my colleague, Joe Lieberman, that they have over 60 votes for that bill in the Senate,” Larson said on MSNBC.

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