The Dems in Congress are planning to move ahead this week on dealing with Don't Ask Don't Tell, to lift the stupid 1993 ban preventing gays from having equal rights in America.
The White House is talking with Dems on how to do this, since Obama also wants the Pentagon to finish its report. So they decided to do both at the same time - Congress would vote to remove the old bigoted law as the Pentagon still continues an ongoing review. Starting a new policy would still require the approval of Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen.
How long that implementation might take is an unknown.
Rep.Patrick Murphy, a Pennsylvania Democrat and Iraq war veteran who is leading the House effort of repeal. "We want to be clear: This review is focused on 'how' the military should implement repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' not 'if' it should."
The administration has argued that any repeal should start in Congress and have the backing of top military leaders.
Republicans promised unified GOP opposition to lifting the ban. "The American people don't want the American military to be used to advance a liberal political agenda.