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Congress: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mullen will testify on Capitol Hill about scrapping "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The New York Times: "Gay rights leaders say they expect Mr. Gates to announce in the interim that the Defense Department will not take action to discharge service members whose sexual orientation is revealed by third parties or jilted partners, one of the most onerous aspects of the law. Pentagon officials had no comment. Gay rights groups are calling the hearing historic even as they question how quickly the administration is prepared to act. But Republicans are already signaling that they are not eager to take up the issue."

Interestingly, the Times points out that the Obama administration might have been forced to defend DADT in court, if it wasn't going to change the law.