Repealing 'don't ask, don't tell': the next steps
December 20th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Repealing 'don't ask, don't tell': the next steps

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Although Congress has now voted to repeal the military's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, it will be at least a few months before the historic change takes effect.

President Barack Obama is likely to sign the repeal this week, setting the stage to allow gay people to serve openly in the armed forces. The Pentagon, however, has an 87-page implementation plan for the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." Over the next several weeks, military officials need to examine and rewrite a series of policies, regulations and directives related to the current law.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Indie Woman in Denver

    No thanks to McCain's lying & fear-mongering (not to mention the Marine Commandant's bigoted comments), DADT has finally been repealed by congress.

    December 20, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  2. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    Yes, just the type of distraction our military needs as they fight two wars and look at the possibility of a third in Korea. Glad to see the DemocRATS put their political needs ahead of those of our military and country. These people are DANGEROUS.

    December 20, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  3. Jill American

    Not changing policy but eliminating the discrimnating policies. Shouldn't take that long ... delete ... delete ...delete. There now, everybody is treated the same way under the same rules. Same, Same, Same.

    December 20, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Stop by your local religio-fascist indoctrination center to pick up your free box of Kleenex to wipe away your tears. Let's see a story on the incoherent, tangential and bordeline psychotic screed McPampers launched into prior to passage of the repeal. C'MON CNN...you can do it...if flip-floppery wasn't evidence enough of his candied words on the subject over the past couple decades so he could appear reasonable and hide his underlying bigotry, then his rant right before the repeal should seal it nicely.

    December 20, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. Why even Ask?

    Over the next several weeks, military officials need to examine and rewrite a series of policies, regulations and directives related to the current law... and also decide for the Navy Crackerjack uniforms if they will redesign with buttons or zippers in the back.

    December 20, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  6. terry, va

    I might re-up just for the target practice.

    December 20, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |