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The Wall Street Journal Reports Cetrification Announcement Of DADT Repeal To Happen Friday 7.22.2011

The Wall Street Journal is printing that Pentagon officials are ready to announce the certification of repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and will do so tmorrow

WSJ –

Top defense officials plan to certify Friday that the Pentagon is ready to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military, officials said, a landmark moment after almost two decades of controversy.

The military now has to resolve crucial questions such as what benefits same-sex couples will receive.

While the military will be free to provide some services to same-sex spouses, such as family support for spouses of deployed service members, federal law blocks it from providing them the full range of health, housing and education available to heterosexual couples.

Only after Pentagon finally announces the  certification, can President Obama certify it, and then a 60-day waiting period begins before the repeal is  implemented for good.

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