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February 2nd, 2010
09:36 AM ET

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell…

Today Defense Secretary Robert Gates will go before the Senate Armed Services Committee to reveal the Pentagon’s plan for rolling back the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gay and lesbian service members. As a first step, Gates is expected to call for no longer discharging people whose sexual orientation is revealed by others.

The policy, implemented by President Bill Clinton in 1993, bars openly gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals from serving in the U.S. military, and prevents the military from asking them about it.

We want to know your thoughts on the Pentagon’s new plan.

Post your comments and we will read some of your responses from the CNN Newsroom beginning at 10am est.

Filed under: Anchors • Kyra Phillips