GOP Senator Resigned to Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal
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GOP Senator Resigned to Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal

Date: September 20, 2011
By: Scott Kanowsky
State Capitol Bureau

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A leading conservative Missouri senator says he has accepted the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell--but, as KMOX's Scott Kanowsky tells us, he's not necessarily happy about it.
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Wrap:  Republican Central Missouri Senator Bill Stouffer kept a worried eye on troop morale as many across the nation heralded the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Stouffer has been a long-time proponent of the legislation, which does not allow openly gay soldiers to serve in the U.S. military.

But he says he accepts the law's end.

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Description: "When I made the comments before I was running for Congress and, again, I think that's it's probably the way...it is, what it is.

Others in the General Assembly, like Democratic Senator Jolie Justus, have often fought for Don't Ask, Don't Tell's repeal. 

She, however, was not available for comment.

From the State Capitol, I'm Scott Kanowsky, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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