Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he's waiting for the House to take action on a bill that would repeal the ban on gays in the military, and there are no plans to introduce a bill in the Senate, The Advocate reports.
And, of course, the White House has said that it won't halt discharges by executive order.
Said Press Secretary Gibbs a month ago: "To get fundamental reform in this instance requires a legislative
vehicle. The president made a promise to change this
policy; he will work with the Joints Chiefs of Staff, the
administration and with Congress to ensure that we have a policy that
works for our national interests…There have been discussions about the best way to move forward, and the
only sustainable way to do that is through — sustainable and durable
way — is through legislation, which the president has promised and has
continued to work for."