In reaction to President Obama’s state of the union speech last week, the Pentagon will announce a one year study reviewing the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. During his speech last week, President Obama called for the end of the policy, which prohibits armed service members from being openly gay during their service.
Democrats and other members of the Pentagon have asked for time to review the policy to determine the best way to change the current policy without causing massive upheaval to troops. In part, Democrats pleas are likely an attempt to avoid the issue until after this fall’s midterm elections.
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