Although the “Don't Ask Don't Tell” policy has been suppressed, though it remained to allow transgender people to serve openly in the American military. This will soon be the case according to the Pentagon.
A group of married gay and lesbian soldiers decided to sue the federal government because it refuses them the recognition, benefits and family support which are granted to heterosexual soldiers but who are not granted to gays and to lesbians because of DOMA.
Even if they were discharged by 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, much of gay and lesbian soldiers want from now on to join the army again.
As you know it, Don' t Ask, Don' t Tell will normally end in a few days on September 20th but House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Bud McKeon and Rep. Joe Wilson asked for a delay. Don't panic, the answer of the Pentagon was clear: NO!
Finally, Pentagon officials will start the plan to have gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military this Friday.
The House of Representatives approved the stand-alone bill to repeal DADT by 250-175.