Palm Monday: Toward a More Humane Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

SecofDefense The Palm Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, issued a legal memo Monday suggesting what Defense Secretary Robert Gates might do if he is seriously interested in "a more humane" approach to applying Don't Ask, Don't Tell that will end with "changing the policy."

Suggestions include that he order the retention of targeted members due to the country's security requirements and that he demand approval over any inquiries in the first place.

It's not a full repeal, but Time points out this sort of "tweak in other nations' prohibitions on gays in the military have opened the way to their repeal," citing Great Britain and Israel as examples.