Pentagon to detail steps to repeal DADT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon will unveil steps next week that the military will take to lay the ground for a repeal of its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which permits gays to serve in uniform as long they hide their sexual orientation, officials said on Thursday.

Defence Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, will present an “implementation plan” to U.S. lawmakers next Tuesday, spelling out measures that the Pentagon will take internally before the White House and the Congress move to change the law.

In his first State of the Union speech on Wednesday, President Barack Obama called for ending the policy, saying: “This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are.”

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From NBC’s Courtney Kube
A senior defense official says to expect Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen provide more details about the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” during the Senate Budget hearings next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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2 responses to “Pentagon to detail steps to repeal DADT

  1. I hope that all of the Democrats who decided that President Obama was not doing enough, and fast enough, and loud enough for repealing DADT, will now take this time to say they were wrong, he said he would get this law changed during his first term, but nobody bothered to listen. And please, I don’t want to hear that they forced him to do it, by keeping his feet to the fire, that’s just bullshit, to make themselves feel important.

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