The case for ending ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

The World

This week, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen said they are prepared to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gay and lesbian service members. We talk with Michael Hyacinthe, who served in a Navy construction battalion from 1997-2005, about why he thinks the policy should be overturned.

Hyacinthe says everyone in a Navy unit already know who is gay and who is not and says there should be no reason for a gay servicemember to hide his or her identity.

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