04/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dems Worry 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal May Be Lost In Senate Gridlock

Congressional liberals were heartened when Barack Obama pledged to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," but their initial elation has given way to concerns the repeal will stall in the penalty box of presidential promises: the U.S. Senate.

Obama's historic commitment -- featured prominently in his State of the Union speech last month -- helped soothe his frayed relationship with the politically powerful gay and lesbian community.

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