BY STEVE ROTHAUS, srothaus@MiamiHerald.com
''I have a stepson and a daughter-in-law in military service who have proudly served our country in Iraq, and my daughter-in-law will soon be deployed to Afghanistan, so I am familiar with the great need that our country has to have our best and brightest wear our nation's uniform,'' the Miami Republican said by e-mail. ``One's sexual orientation should not be a factor in their ability to serve.''
On Wednesday, Rep. Marty Meehan, D-Mass., plans to reintroduce the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, a bill to repeal the military's ''don't ask, don't tell'' ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual military personnel.
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