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The nine candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, who all support either gay marriages or civil unions or letting states decide for themselves how to handle the matter, are at odds with a majority of Americans on the topic, creating what some in their ranks see as a liability for their party in a match with President Bush, who flatly opposes gay marriage. June Goldman, a former county supervisor in Dickinson County, stood up during the question-and-answer period and challenged Dean to justify his support for civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. Goldman told Dean his stand will undermine the traditional institution of marriage. Mainstream America is not ready for gay marriages. Seventy-six members of the House have proposed such a constitutional amendment, but Congress has not yet acted on it. He took a different tack when MSNBC commentator Bill Press asked him at a candidate forum five days later whether the civil unions bill would be a liability in the election.
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Joe Lieberman announced Wednesday that he's introducing legislation to repeal a ban on openly gay people serving in the military, arguing that " don't ask, don't tell " is both discriminatory and detrimental to national security. Lieberman, I-Conn. Lieberman's newly introduced legislation, known as the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of , was lauded Wednesday by The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. The Connecticut senator's push to repeal the law comes as the Pentagon ordered a nine-month study on gays in the military. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said it is probably inevitable that the law will change and ordered a sweeping study to determine how it could be done with minimal impact on the force.