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City Council Set to Vote On Resolution To Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

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A federal bill to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which prohibits those who are openly gay and lesbian from serving in the armed forces, is poised to gain support from the San Diego City Council.

The council will vote today on a resolution to support the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, which would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. According to the resolution, San Diego is the only major city in California that has yet to support the bill.

The legislation was first introduced in 2005 and is now being reintroduced by Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek.

The San Diego Human Relations Commission, an advisory group, sought the council's support for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which was signed into law in 1993. -H.G.

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