Graham, a strong ally of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), did not go as far as saying that he would support a filibuster but indicated he would not support lifting the ban during the lame duck session.
Graham is a former JAG lawyer and is considered a congressional leader on issues of defense.
According to media reports, several GOP senators are in favor of repeal, including Sens. Lisa Murkowksi (R-Ak.), Olympia Snowe (R-Me.) and Jon Ensign (R-Nv.).
Top photo: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-Sc.) says that repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” unlikely in the lame duck session of Congress (official photo)