The Pentagon is expected to certify the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell today. It is exactly seven months from the date Obama signed the bill into law on December 22, 2010.
Sixty days from the certification, or possibly on Sept. 20, 2011 (it depends on if all parties certify the law today), the full implementation of repeal will be in place.
It's been a long time since the first military person was kicked out for being gay. Way prior to DADT, in 1778, Lt. Gotthold Frederick Enslin was discharged from the Continental Army for sodomy. In World War II gays and lesbians were discharged based on psychiatric grounds. In 1982, the gay ban was further reinforced when the Department of Defense stated that being gay was incompatible with military service.
But despite Bill Clinton's plan to eliminate the ban once he was elected president, he came up against fierce opposition from the military and Congress, and he was forced to compromise with Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which proved just as disastrous a policy as previous military gay bans.
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