Military | 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' formally ends, but questions remain concerning long-term repercussions
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 9/20/11, 07:35 pm
WASHINGTON-The 18-year old law preventing gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military formally ended on Tuesday. The long anticipated change came amid at least one formal marriage by a military officer and assurances by top Defense Department officials that the change is inconsequential.
But some Republican lawmakers and other conservatives are worried about the long-term repercussions for both the military and society with the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT).