Gay glossy The Advocate is reporting that Senate Majority Harry Reid is considering a plan to bring a vote on repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” on Wednesday.

“Democrats might make use of a narrow window of down time if the four bills scheduled for a vote Wednesday fail to garner the 60 votes necessary to proceed to debate,” Washington correspondent Kerry Eleveld wrote. “If all fail, the NDAA could be brought to a vote by sometime Wednesday afternoon.”

Eleveld, quoting unnamed sources, reported that President Barack Obama is backing the strategy and “intends to make calls to key GOP targets.”

Repeal of the law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly has the endorsement of a Pentagon report and the military's top leaders, but Republicans, led by Arizona Senator John McCain, are threatening to filibuster the measure.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, say repeal is inevitable and would prefer a legislative solution that allows the military to ease out of the policy over months – perhaps even years – over a court imposed end. Two cases currently on appeal have declared the policy unconstitutional.