Gates On DADT Certification: ‘We Want To Do This As Fast As We Possibly Can’

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates may be leaving his post, but he remains confident that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is on its way out too. “We want to do this as fast as we possibly can. I don’t want to rush it just so I can sign it. I also don’t want to push it off so I don’t have to sign it. If it’s ready for me to certify before I get out of here, I will. If it’s not ready, that will fall to my successor,” he said. At yesetrday’s LGBT pride event, President Obama predicted that repeal will be certified “in a matter of weeks.”