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Obama Sees Chance To Overturn Ban On Gays In The Military

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he still sees an opportunity to overturn the military's ban on gay service members during Congress' upcoming lame-duck session.

Speaking at a White House news conference Wednesday, Obama said repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy should not be a partisan issue. He says lawmakers must end the uncertainty created by lawsuits that leave gay service members and the Pentagon in legal limbo.

Opponents of the ban worry that the window to repeal the policy is shrinking now that Republicans have taken control of the House and gained seats in the Senate.
      
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