When Sec. Gates and Admiral Mullen appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee last week they were prepared to abandon the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law. Of course, these men entertained a lot of questions. I would have liked someone to ask the Admiral if he thought it acceptable for an anatomist male to shower or bunk with an anatomist female. If his answer was no, as you would expect, this should reinforce “don’t ask, don’t tell”. A homosexual anatomist male has the same sexual orientation as a anatomist female.
The military did say they would like about a year to work out the details. The “don’t ask,don’t tell” should gain strength as the military brass moves from “rights” to realities.