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Bill Nelson to back ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

With a deal pending to lift the 17-year-old policy, NPR reports that "On-the-fence Armed Services Committee members Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana and Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, both Democrats, have been moved by activists to the committee's 'yes' column (a spokesman for that senator Nelson confirmed late Tuesday that the senator will support the amendment).'

Nelson's office tells the blog he wasn't ever undecided: he supported repeal but wanted Defense Secretary Robert Gates to study the issue first. The compromise Nelson will back requires Gates to certify the move.