President-Elect Barack Obama will end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy towards gays in the military as part of moves to sweep away remnants of the Bush era.
The move is expected to be among a series of symbolic changes he will push through quickly to stamp his mark on the presidency…
The change of policy on homosexuality will allow gays to serve openly in all branches of the armed forces.
Though a timeline was not put on the reversal of the policy, Robert Gibbs, who becomes Mr Obama’s press secretary next week, was unequivocal that it would happen.
When questioned about whether the policy would change on the Obama transition website, he wrote: “You don’t hear politicians give a one-word answer much. But it’s ‘Yes’.”
This should be interesting. The military always seems to be 50 years behind on social issues.