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Pentagon Study: Gays Could Serve With No Harm

Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 07:59 AM

The Pentagon's study on "don't ask, don't tell" is due out Tuesday, and it's expected to reignite debate on Capitol Hill over repealing the 17-year-old policy.

Officials familiar with the results of the 10-month study have said a clear majority of respondents don't care if gays serve openly. Some 70 percent of those who responded predict that lifting the ban would have positive, mixed or no results. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the findings hadn't been released.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen have both said they support repealing the law. They're scheduled to discuss the findings with Congress Tuesday morning and with reporters later in the day.

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