Pursuant to the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act, Public Law 111-321, DADT, 10 U.S.C. § 654, was repealed effective today. Dr. Clifford L. Stanley, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, distributed a memorandum stating, in part, that “statements about sexual orientation or lawful acts of homosexual conduct will not be considered a bar to military service . . . . The DOD has also made available a “Quick Reference Guide” addressing consequences of this repeal.
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