Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act Law and Legal Definition

The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 is a federal statute that lays a legal mechanism to repeal the Don't ask, don't tell policy that prevented openly gay and lesbian people from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The U.S. President signed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 on 2010 December.

The don't ask, don't tell policy restricted the U.S. military personnel from efforts to discriminate or harass closeted homosexual or bisexual service members or applicants, while barring those who are openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual from military service. The policy stood as a symbol of the barriers to unity and equality in the U.S.