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White House Reinserts Commitment to Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell on Website

A "backward step from a clear campaign promise" is corrected.

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On Friday, the White House website replaced its commitment to “repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” with a commitment to simply “changing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in a sensible way.” John Aravosis said that the change appeared to be “a backward step from a clear campaign promise” and looked to be the latest in increasingly vague promises from the Obama administration on its plans regarding DADT. But as Pro Publica notes, the White House has now “reinserted language saying President Obama supports the ‘repeal’ of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The new phrasing: ‘He supports repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in a sensible way that strengthens our armed forces and national security.’”

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Ryan Powers is a former intern of the Center for American Progress and a senior at the College of William and Mary.