Confusion regarding the infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy continues to make it difficult for anyone who is gay or lesbian serving in the armed forces. Army Secretary John McHugh told the media he had been misquoted about a suspension of the existing policy about gays and lesbians. Any gay or lesbian member of the armed forces who is honest will find a quick exit from the military. There is no moratorium on the policy. “Until Congress repeals the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ it remains the law of the land and the Department of the Army and I will fulfill our obligations to uphold it.” However, if a soldier approaches McHugh and mentions being either gay or lesbian, nothing will happen.
In other words if McHugh is having a personal conversation with a soldier who blurts out being gay, the Army Secretary will suddenly become deaf and blind as to who just spoke, How about the entire military adopting that stance?