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Pentagon to propose way forward on gay ban

Pentagon to propose way forward on gay ban

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell says the Defense Department next week will say for the first time how it would lift the ban on gays from serving openly in the U.S. military, as President Barack Obama wants.
Morrell says that after studying the issue for a year, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, will discuss their "proposed way forward" before the Senate Armed Services Committee next Tuesday.
Gates and Mullen were already scheduled to testify on the Pentagon's 2011 budget request. A separate hourlong discussion will be devoted to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays.


Updated : 2021-04-15 10:45 GMT+08:00