Friday, January 16, 2009

Obama to End Military's Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell Policy

By Ben Trott

In the following video, put together by the Obama transition team, incoming Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answers some questions posted to the website, amongst them: what will happen to the don't-ask-don't-tell policy on lesbians and gays in the military? The answer (to see it, skip to 4.18 mins): it will be abolished.

Bill Clinton sought to end the ban on homosexuality within the US armed forces at the beginning of his first term, and failed. The don't-ask-don't-tell policy was the compromise.

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