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Mar 3, 2010 5:15 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Udall: Military should end gay ban immediately

Colorado's senior senator has joined other Democrats calling for an immediate end to the military's ban on gay service members.

Sen. Mark Udall co-sponsored a bill Wednesday to repeal of a 1993 law banning gay servicemen and women. A similar measure is being considered in the House.

Udall told reporters Wednesday that his plan would repeal the ban immediately, barring the military from discharging anyone for sexual orientation.

The Pentagon is preparing a nine-month study of how to repeal the gay ban. Some in the GOP have also criticized the study, saying it is likely to be biased because Pentagon officials have already signaled the gay ban will end.

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