In a statement released today, the ACLU urged Congress to pass legislation ending "Dont Ask, Dont Tell." Here's the full statement:
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WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced changes that will raise the standard for discharging gay members of the military under the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. The Obama administration and other high-ranking military leaders, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael G. Mullen, have called for an end to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."