Military In The Process Of Drafting The Rules For Gay Service Members

12.21.10 | Sarah Harnisch

   The military is working on rewriting the rules on the repeal of their ban on gays. The new rules will say soldiers, sailors, airmen or marines that are homosexual will be treated like any other person in the military. But commanders will have some flexibility when they believe it's needed to maintain order and discipline their units. As the military begins to map out how it will implement the new edict allowing gays to serve openly, the first order of business is drafting the regulations. They say the changes under discussion won't dictate how troops feel about the change but will strictly enforce how they act on it. Once the pentagon comes up with its plan and it's certified, the implementation will begin 60 days later.