Defense Secretary Gates Suggests 'DADT' Repeal Could Be Certified This Month
More than a million U.S. troops have been trained on the new law that repealed the 17-year-old ban on gays serving openly in the armed services, and Gates said the instruction has gone well.
“I think people are pretty satisfied with the way this process is going forward,” he said. “I think people have been mildly and pleasantly surprised at the lack of pushback in the training.”
If the repeal is certified by the end of the months, troops could be serving openly as soon as September.