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All I can say about this is that it's about time. And I cannot wait to see it work out for the better just like it has in other countries. Well, actually just like it has where all of these restrictive policies have been lifted wherever they have been. The overall effect of getting rid of these types of policies always turns out to be positive despite the naysayers leading into the changes. Thank God this world is changing for the better in some areas.
President Elect Barack Obama has confirmed he hopes to end the controversial "Don't Ask - Don't Tell" policy which effectively bans Lesbians and Gay Men from disclosing their sexuality whilst serving in the Armed Forces. Although he has remained committed to repealing the ban for many years his team has confirmed that as yet "no decisions had been made about the strategy or timing" however openly gay congressman Barney Frank has made clear that the ban is likely to be lifted once U.S troops finally pull out of Iraq, now scheduled for sometime in early 2010.
Obama's team has reaffirmed it's commitment to removing the policy in place since 1993 which states prohibits anyone who "demonstrates a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts" from serving in the US Armed Forces."