The American Bar Association sent a letter to the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and Department of Defense on Monday expressing its “strong support” for ending the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

“Subjecting a person to discharge from military service on the basis of sexual orientation is, and always has been, a denial of the very constitutional protections that the oath administered to military members calls upon servicemembers to protect,” wrote ABA President Carolyn Lamm.

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