Lawmakers divided on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ as votes near

Washington Post: “The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to vote by the end of the week on an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would end “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which Congress passed in 1993. Chairman Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) favors a repeal, but it is unclear whether he has enough votes, with six senators on the panel considered undecided, legislative sources said. The House is expected to vote on a similar measure this week . . . ”