Seriously. Well, except the Marines and a few specialist branches – they want to keep it.
Why, after 17 years, is the US Military so hot to take Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell out of the policy manual?
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates also urged the Senate to act quickly, warning that the military doesn’t want change imposed by “judicial fiat.” Speaking at the Pentagon, he alluded to a recent string of court opinions calling the legal viability of the current policy into doubt.
I don’t doubt the military wants Senate and not the courts to repeal it – because by the Senate means that when the current combat missions are over, they will try to bring DADT back in some form.
Kicking gays out of the US Military is a peace time activity.