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Topic - Winnie Stachelberg
Just when Democrats thought the thorny issue of repealing a ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the military had been resolved, a Republican lawmaker reopened the debate by calling for more military voices to have a say if, when and how the ban is lifted.
"I see this as a last-gasp effort by Congressman Hunter to show us all he's on the wrong side of history," said Winnie Stachelberg of the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning Washington think tank.
"There are far more pressing issues facing our national security, our troops and military families than whether we should add four additional individuals to a certification progress that already includes their boss," she said.