‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal Faces Hurdles

Josh Gerstein and Meredith Shiner report for Politico: “Gay-rights activists are hailing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to bring legislation to repeal the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to the Senate floor next week. But advocates and congressional aides are cautioning that the measure still faces daunting obstacles before the policy can be repealed — some of which have nothing to do with the gays-in-the-military issue.”