Military brass takes a stand against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Admiral Mike Mullen and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates—the top defense officials in the United States—have come out in support of allowing openly gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans to serve in their country's military. Both criticized the current "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and Gates has appointed a team to figure out how the military would have to change things like housing and benefits in order to accommodate queer soldiers. Interestingly, Gates seems to be planning on taking action whether or not Congress formally repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", at least making application of the law "more fair" by no longer discharging service members who get outed by someone else.