The White House is putting more pressure on the the Pentagon to repeal "don’t ask, don’t tell" sooner rather than later. The policy, which was implemented under former President Clinton, prohibits the military from asking recruits about their sexual orientation. It also prohibits service members from expressly announcing their sexual preference if they are gay.
President Obama called for a repeal earlier this year, but yesterday the Obama administration sent a letter request the policy is immediately removed. The proposed amendment would not have any immediate effect on the military, but it would repeal the policy, and allow the military an unspecified amount of time to study the issue and come up with solutions to allow a pragmatic implementation of the new policy.
White House Seeks To Speed Up ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal | The Huffington Post