Should 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' -- The Ban on Gays Serving Openly in the Military -- Be Lifted?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to announce the results of a year-long study on the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy and allowing gays to serve openly in the armed services. Sec. Gates will testify today before a Senate Committee alongside Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and they're expected to propose phasing out 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'

In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama called on Congress to repeal the policy that prevents soldiers from acknowledging their homosexuality. Some members of Congress, though, are not likely to go along with the President's plan. Republican Sen. John McCain is on the record opposing the plan, as is Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Since President Clinton enacted the rule in 1993, more than 13,000 service members have been discharged.

Our question to you today: Should 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' be lifted?

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