…is gonna be law awhile longer:
The legislation says the president and his top military advisers must certify that lifting the ban won’t hurt troops’ fighting ability.
New policies and regulations must be “consistent with the standards of military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, and recruiting and retention of the Armed Forces,” Gates said.
After certification, there’s a 60-day waiting period for the military.
Expect court challenges and attempts to get around the ban. More whining from the blogs (left and right). As for the military, we’ll make do.