As a supportive hetrosexual relative of number of hetrosexual service men and women, I honestly don't understand why this issue is such a hot button issue. I mean we can accept that there are gay people in all walks of life except........WAR & SPORTS
So I will be taking a special look at the proposed repeal of this practice..........here a link to a July 2009
'Don't ask, don't tell' to get Senate committee review, senator says
Posted: July 27th, 2009 11:51 AM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A key U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing on the military's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays and lesbians, according to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat.
The Senate Armed Services committee will hold the hearing in the fall, she said in a written announcement.
A committee spokeswoman confirmed that there will hearings, but that no specific legislation is under consideration.
"Don't ask, don't tell" is the policy that prevents openly gay troops from serving in the U.S. military.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton instituted it in 1993 as a way of loosening restrictions on gay men and lesbians serving in the armed forces - the policy ended the requirement that servicemen and women state their sexual orientation. But its opponents say it does not go far enough..........