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Vast Majority Of Americans Support Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

With reports that a compromise is near on repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a new CNN polls says that support for allowing gays to openly serve in the military has reached a new high:

(CNN) – Most Americans say people who are openly gay should be allowed to serve in the U.S. military, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that 78 percent of the public supports allowing openly gay people to serve in the military, with one in five opposed.

“Support is widespread, even among Republicans. Nearly six in ten Republicans favor allowing openly gay individuals to serve in the military,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “There is a gender gap, with 85 percent of women and 71 percent of men favoring the change, but support remains high among both groups.”

Okay, since that’s established, let’s lift the ban, let the military deal with it the same way they did when Truman desegregated U.S. Armed Forces, and move on to other issues.

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