Don't Ask Don't Tell policy

Associated Press
FILE - In this March 2, 2012 file photo, Sean Sutton, left, greets his boyfriend of 2 years, U.S. Navy sailor Jonathan Jewell, E5, with a kiss after Jewell returned from a seven month deployment aboard the USS Stennis in Bremerton, Wash.  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is thanking gay military members for their service, as the Pentagon prepares to mark June as gay pride month with an official salute.  In a video message to the troops Friday, June 15, 2012, Panetta says that with the repeal last year of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that prohibited gays from serving openly in the military, gays and lesbians can now be proud to be in uniform. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joe Dyer)  MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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The ban on openly gay men and women in the military is about to be repealed.

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