Change for Military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy

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.

Initial votes to repeal the new policy could take place as early as Thursday, so keep it here at and stay tuned to KSLA News 12 for the latest on this story.