Should ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ be ended?

Posted July 27, 2009, at 2:56 p.m.

Congress may hold hearings soon on the military’s policy toward homosexuality, which is characterized by the phrase, “don’t ask, don’t tell,” meaning that the military cannot ask if someone is gay, but if it is revealed that a member is gay, he or she can be ousted. Is it time for this policy to end? Or will hearings reveal that there are good reasons to keep

gays out of the military or at least “in the closet”?