In preparation of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, the U.S. Army has launched a website to provide service members and their families with current information about the change.
The website features current news articles, key facts, frequently asked questions and additional resources to educate and minimize misconceptions about the repeal.
The site also warns that current policies remain in effect, and the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy remains in effect until President Obama, the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify that the repeal can be implemented “consistent with the standards of military readiness and effectiveness, unit cohesion, and military recruiting and retention.”
“Since 1993, the law and policy known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (DADT) has provided that homosexual conduct is a bar to service in the Armed Forces. On Dec. 22, 2010, the DADT Repeal Act of 2010 became law. […]
“Until 60 days after certification, the law commonly known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” remains in effect, and the Department of Defense will continue to apply the law as it is obligated to do,” the website advises.
The website is “is a way for the Army to provide the latest and greatest information about the repeal to Soldiers, family members and the public,” said Lt. Col Timothy M. Beninato, public affairs advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and Army G-1.