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Pentagon relaxes 'don't ask, don't tell'

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Pentagon correspondent Craig Whitlock:

The Pentagon announced Thursday that it will relax enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" rules that prevent gays from serving openly in the military, a decision that officials described as a temporary measure until Congress can take permanent action.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the military will no longer open investigations into the sexual orientation of service members based on anonymous complaints, will restrict testimony from third parties and will require high-ranking officers to review all cases.
The changes will take effect immediately.
Gates had asked Pentagon lawyers to review whether the Defense Department had the legal discretion to enforce the "don't ask, don't tell" law more loosely after President Obama urged its repeal in his Jan. 27 State of the Union address.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | March 25, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
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Comments

Here is yet another member of the Obama administration that thinks he has the authority to ignore federal law. The law is specific on what is legal and illegal. No individual citizen has the right to over ride federal law. The whole Obama administration thinks it is above the law. No real man wants a homosexual in the foxhole or shower room with him. This will stop many real men from enlisting and we will end up with an Army of fags.

Posted by: good_angel | March 25, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama IS the law.

Posted by: corrections | March 26, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

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