Critics: Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal a Distraction

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It has been a year since President Barack Obama ended the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy against homosexuals serving openly in the military.

While the Pentagon says the repeal has gone smoothly, critics disagree, saying the repeal has infringed on the rights of service members whose faiths condemn homosexuality.

Critics also say the change in policy has been disruptive, but military personnel have been afraid to speak up because of possible repercussions.

Some members of Congress have been vocal against the repeal's repercussions. They have specifically spoken out against civil union ceremonies at military chapels in New Jersey and and Florida, saying they violated the Defense of Marriage Act.

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