Defense Secretary Gates on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': Urges Immediate Congressional Repeal
The study shows that allowing gays to serve openly would not cause any long-term problems, though it could create some disturbance at first. Additionally, 70 percent of service members said they don’t think repealing the policy will have a large impact on their units.
The study is set to be released to the public today, but its findings were confirmed to the Associate Press by several people familiar with the effort.
Democrats hope the results of the study will help them in their effort to overturn “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which bars gays from serving openly in the military. It remains to be seen, however, whether the findings will sway Republicans and whether Congress can pass a repeal of the policy quickly enough.
The full report is available here.