“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for military gays runs out
“The military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law for gay personnel is slated to run out as scheduled on Tuesday, the armed forces said, ending a 17-year rule fraught with controversy.
Pentagon spokesman George Little said on Monday that repeal of the law would mean gay and lesbian service members may be open about their sexual orientation, according to the Armed Forces Press Service.
Little said the Defense Department was ready for repeal.
“This is something that has been known for a long time,” he was quoted as saying. “We’ve gone through a process to certify repeal.”