By Roxana Tiron - 05/26/10 03:11 PM EDT
He also predicted bipartisan support for the repeal in both the House and the Senate.
It is highly
likely the Rules Committee will send the amendment for a floor
vote. That vote could come up as early as Thursday or on
Friday under a separate rule, congressional sources said.
“Patrick Murphy is pretty courageous, with respect to this,” Larson said in an interview Wednesday. “I would suspect that there is wide bipartisan support for this in both chambers.”
It is yet unclear whether either the House or the Senate have enough votes to pass the repeal of the Clinton-era law, but gay-rights activists and congressional supporters of repeal have ramped up their efforts to gain enough votes for passage.
In an interview with The Hill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she wanted to end the ban by the new year.