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04/19/2007


Former Senator Sam Nunn Reverses: Allow Gays to Serve Openly

Senator Sam Nunn, who spearheaded opposition to lifting the ban on gays in the military in 1993, a campaign which led to the implementation of 'DADT', tells the AP that the measure should be repealed.

Back in June 2009, Nunn told Politico that  it was "probably time to take another look" at the ban, but this position goes further.

Nunn In an interview this week, Nunn told the Associated Press that the law known as "don't ask, don't tell" should be overturned as long as there is enough time to prepare the troops for the change. He said the Pentagon should be given at least a year before the repeal takes effect to ensure operations in Afghanistan aren't affected.

"Society has changed, and the military has changed," the former senator from Georgia said.

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Nunn said in the interview that he was swayed by the chiefs' testimony that repeal could be done as long as the Pentagon had enough time to prepare.

"That's a huge change" since 1993, he said. "I think that makes a big difference in perceptions of fairness and legitimacy in the law."

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Sam Nunn: 'Probably Time' to Reconsider 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Said former Senator Sam Nunn, who spearheaded opposition to lifting the ban on gays in the military in 1993 which led to the implementation of DADT, repeated what he said back in June about reconsidering it, on Sunday's Meet the Press:

"We have gays serving honorably in the military today. The policy we have now, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", is the least worst policy we could have had 15 years ago, but it's probably time to take another look."

Probably?

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