November 30th, 2010
02:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Following Pentagon report, Gates urges passage of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal

(CNN) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday the long awaited Pentagon report on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy indicates that over two-thirds of service members do not object to gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.

Gates urged the Senate to pass a repeal of the policy before it is repealed by "judicial fiat."


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  1. grrace

    Gates and McCain will drag their feet later on the "certification" process.
    Question: How do pass a DADT for military homophobes? Kick out the Christian Crusading Homophobes out of military service and OUT of Congress.

    November 30, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  2. once upon a horse

    I'm guessing now that Senator John McCain will want a study done of the study!

    November 30, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Shove that, McSongbird. Now shut up your hate speeches and let our EXPERIENCED President do his job.

    November 30, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. diridi

    just repeal this idiotic and draconian law...we are in 21st century not in 6th century...tell that idiot, john McCain this...o.k.

    November 30, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. Jack in Florida

    It is time this country starting to judge people on the content of their character and not who they love. Repealing of DADT is very necessary.

    November 30, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  6. Phil in KC

    I don't understand why Obama has not already done so by executive decree. Harry Truman didn't wait for a report or a vote in Congress. He desegregated the military with a stroke of his pen. It was not extremely popular at the time, but he is now lauded for this act. Obama should do the same.

    November 30, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Ed

    What was wron with don't ask don't tell.

    You signed a contract when you and now you can't say anything and that hurts you inside. Get over it you enlisted nobody drafted you.

    When will this country stop letting the minority control everything that goes on.

    Leave it alone.

    November 30, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  8. Rich

    I sort of agree with Robert.
    Don't tell me.
    I won't ask you.
    I do not need, or want to know.

    November 30, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |