We were told to wait until Health Care Reform was over. Great, it's over. Where is the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal that our 'fierce advocate' promised? Why is the Pentagon now dragging their feet on the commander in chief's orders? And why has it now been eight days since Barney Frank called on the White House to clarify whether or not they want DADT repealed this year? Silence from our fierce advocate at every step of the way.
It took me, like, 3 seconds to find this.
WASHINGTON — Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell says that the Defense Department is close to changing how it enforces its policy on "don't ask, don't tell," which bans gays from serving openly.
In February, Defense Secretary Robert Gates directed his legal counsel to suggest ways to relax enforcement of the policy, which is based on a 1993 law. Of particular interest is minimizing cases of "third-party outings," where a service member is kicked out after being reported by others to be gay.
Morrell said Gates is likely to announce a "way ahead" on the matter by the end of the week.