Obama Presidency

Obama Vows To Discontinue "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

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In a new video posted at change.gov, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answers a number of frequently asked questions regarding the policies of the incoming administration. In addition to tackling topics like job growth and No Child Left Behind, Gibbs firmly states that the new administration will overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy enacted by President Clinton in 1993.

"Don't ask, don't tell" prohibits anyone who "demonstrate(s) a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts" from serving in the armed forces of the United States, as it "would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability." This policy of forbidding homosexuals to disclose their sexual orientation has proven extremely controversial over the years, and now it looks as though its days might be numbered.

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