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White House: 'Don't ask' will end soon
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http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/124073-white-house-time-is-ticking-on-dont-ask-dont-tell


The White House said Wednesday that recent court decisions have demonstrated to Congress that the Don't ask, dont tell law will soon end its just a matter of how.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs acknowledged the Justice Department is preparing to appeal a courts decision against the law preventing gays from serving openly in the military, but said President Obama is still committed to ending the policy.

This is a policy that is going to end, Gibbs said. It's not whether it's going to end. It's about the process.

Gibbs said the pressure is on the Senate to change the law, but the president is still working with the Pentagon, which should conclude its review on ending the policy in December, to change the law if Congress wont.

The best way to end it is for the Senate to follow the lead of the House of Representatives, Gibbs said. But absent that, the president has set up a process to end this policy.

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