''Well, it continues to be the law. And any change in the policy would require a change in the law. We will follow the law, whatever it is. That dialog, though, has not progressed very far at this point in the administration. I think the President and I feel that we've got a lot on our plates right now, and let's push that one down the road a little bit.''
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates responding to Fox News on the question of why, if Obama plans to do away with the ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' is there still money in the 2010 budget for that policy. (Fox)