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Obama Administration Faces Pressure To Act On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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WASHINGTON -- President Obama and top Pentagon officials met repeatedly over the past year about repealing "don't ask, don't tell," the law that bans openly gay members of the military.

But it was in Oval Office strategy sessions to review court cases challenging the ban -- ones that could reach the Supreme Court -- that Mr. Obama faced the fact that if he did not change the policy, his administration would be forced to defend publicly the constitutionality of a law he had long opposed.

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