CBS News reports on their new poll:
Just a few weeks after the implementation of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a majority of Americans say they support gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, according to a new CBS News poll. According to the poll, 68 percent of Americans said they support gay and lesbians’ rights to serve openly. Fifty percent said they “strongly” favored the idea. Moreover, although many national Republicans leaders were against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” more Republicans surveyed favor the idea of allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the armed forces openly than oppose it.