Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answers a lot of questions for the transition. Definitely try to watch them all.
However, check out the last question/answer around 4:15 of this video.
All I can say is…it’s about time.
I’ve never understood the claim that somebody disclosing their sexuality would destroy troop morale, especially when it has been well documented that members of our military have served as openly gay and yet admired by their fellow soldiers.
Add to that the fact that openly gay soldiers serve in every single first world military in the world and you have a situation that clearly favors honesty and transparency.
Simply put, “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” is completely outdated and it’s about time we get rid of it once and for all.
Done and done.