A Pentagon spokeswoman says recruiters have been told to start accepting openly gay applicants for the military. However, recruits are to be told that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” could be reinstated at any time.
Wow, does that seem to open a can of worms. Does that mean that a service member could be expelled later for having been upfront about his/her sexuality at the time of enlistment? Will the military pretend that the person never mentioned sexuality?
Wednesday morning on AirTalk, we hope to clarify what this change in policy means. The move is in response to a Federal court judge in Riverside ruling that DADT is unconstitutional. However, the government is appealing that decision.