Five years on, we revisit this story. Gates said he didn't think the Pentagon would have to rewrite its regulations on housing, benefits or fraternization. Archived from the original on 25 February Under that plan, the Pentagon would dump the policy for good by next spring, under direction from the secretary of defense. The report is expected to show that military commanders believe that gay troops have a strong desire to fit in and feel accepted by their units.
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Pentagon study dismisses risk of openly gay troops
The study was expected to provide some much-needed ammunition to congressional Democrats struggling to overturn the law. But Senate Republicans have blocked the measure because they say not enough time has been allowed for debate on unrelated provisions in the bill. However, 30 percent of those surveyed said they expect a negative effect if the law is repealed. The report is expected to show that military commanders believe that gay troops have a strong desire to fit in and feel accepted by their units. Rival rallies held in Venezuela as political crisis continues. Study shows that most troops do not see a problem serving alongside openly gay colleagues, boosting calls for change.
Warsaw Middle East summit: In May, the House passed a repeal of the law as part of its annual defense authorization bill. Why is this story news again? The US military has concluded that allowing openly gay men and women to serve will cause no long-term problems. Still, some gay rights groups have complained that Democratic leadership has done little to push for repeal before the new Congress takes over in January.