SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Big changes could be on the way for the Military's "Don't ask, don't tell." Policy. The policy that bans openly gay soldiers from the Military.
U.S. President Barack Obama reached a deal with the White House yesterday May 24th, that could repeal the current policy. Right now, gay soldiers can serve as long as they keep their sexual orientation a secret.
Since the original policy went into effect in 1993, more than ten thousand service members have been discharged for violating the policy.
Although, even if the new plan becomes a law, current practices would remain the same until after the review is completed. That review is to due to congress December 1st.