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Rep. Murphy: Dems Have The Votes For DADT Repeal

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"We have the votes to get this done," Murphy told Sargent. "I have 192 co-sponsors and commitments from dozens of others."

Democrats reached a breakthrough yesterday on ending the military's ban on gays when the White House gave its blessing to moving forward with a repeal proposal.

Murphy, who is expected to introduce legislation for repeal in the House today, also said that Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) "believe they have the votes" for the repeal in the Senate, and that he felt the Pentagon is committed to ending the policy. A vote could come in the House as early as Thursday.