Repeal Of Gay Ban Causing Few Waves In Military

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay advocacy groups are planning a series of celebrations across the country today, now that the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed.

The policy that prohibited gays from serving openly in the military was replaced at midnight, Eastern time, last night.

Preparations for dropping the ban on gay military service have been in the works so long that the official repeal is making few waves inside the military.

President Barack Obama said in July that repeal will not undermine the war-fighting readiness of the military. But opponents of repeal fear it will.