The Pentagon sent a memo to service members today warning them not to come out of the closet quite yet.
In the memo, Undersecretary for Personnel Clifford Stanley cautions troops that although the military has been ordered to stop enforcement of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the government is seeking a stay and will appeal the ruling.
“In light of the appeal and the application for the stay, a certain amount of uncertainty now exists about the future of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law and policy,” it reads. “We note for Servicemembers that altering their personal conduct in this legally uncertain environment may have adverse consequences for themselves should the court’s decision be reversed.”
Read the full memo here.