February 2nd, 2010
06:45 PM ET

Your Thoughts: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

The controversial "don't ask, don't tell" military policy actually started as a compromise.  In the early 1990s, President Clinton tried to get rid of the military's ban on gays and lesbians, but he was met with a great deal of disagreement from some members of Congress and the American people.  So "don't ask, don't tell" was eventually put in place, which allowed gays and lesbians to serve as long as they didn't openly discuss their orientation.

Now, President Obama feels they should be able to serve openly, so he wants the "don't ask, don't tell" policy repealed.  As you can imagine, people have some very strong feelings about this issue, and we'd like to hear what you have to say about it.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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