Mar 23, 2010 2:44 PM by Letitia Walker
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell says
that the Defense Department is close to changing how it enforces
its policy on "don't ask, don't tell," which bans gays from
In February, Defense Secretary Robert Gates directed his legal
counsel to suggest ways to relax enforcement of the policy, which
is based on a 1993 law. Of particular interest is minimizing cases
of "third-party outings," where a service member is kicked out
after being reported by others to be gay.
Morrell said Gates is likely to announce a "way ahead" on the
matter by the end of the week.