On ‘ask,’ Lieberman answers the call–will be chief sponsor of bill to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

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WASHINGTON – Just when you thought Joe Lieberman couldn’t frustrate and perplex liberals any further, he is going off to become chief sponsor of the most significant piece of socially progressive legislation that Congress will deal with this year.

Next week, the Connecticut senator will announce that he’s taking the lead on repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the 1993 law that prohibits gay people from serving openly in the armed forces. Since implementation of the statute nearly 20 years ago, the military has discharged some 14,000 qualified men and women, many of them serving in critical jobs like Arabic and Persian translation.

Full story: On ‘ask,’ Lieberman answers the call: An exclusive chat about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell–NY Daily News