I was heartened during the State of the Union speech last night to hear the President imply that the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell would become effective this year. Now, there are reports that the Pentagon will be issuing training guidelines this Friday that will provide for a three-month training period. Following the training, the President and his top military advisers will have to certify that lifting the ban will not adversely affect troops’ ability to fight. The repeal would take effect sixty days after that certification. So, according to this report, repeal could be effective some time this summer.