Troops who were discharged under the controversial ban are being encouraged by the Defense Department to reenlist.
The Defense Department also stated it will have no tolerance for anti-gay behavior.
The Army’s statement is typical in its brevity and directness: “The law is repealed.”
Others had a more jovial tone to their announcements. A new publication called “OutServe Magazine” focuses on the stories of gay and lesbian service members. The publication was swamped with gay service members submitting pictures for the latest issue - so much so that they could not publish all that were submitted. It will be available for free at about a dozen Army and Air Force bases.