10 U.S.C. § 654 : US Code - Section 654: Repealed.

    [Sec. 654. Repealed. Pub. L. 111-321, Sec. 2(f)(1)(A), Dec. 22,
      2010, 124 Stat. 3516].
      Section, added Pub. L. 103-160, div. A, title V, Sec. 571(a)(1),
    Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1670, related to policy concerning
    homosexuality in the armed forces.

                         EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL                     
      Repeal effective on the date established by section 2(b) of Pub.
    L. 111-321, set out below.

                       DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL REPEAL                   
      Pub. L. 111-321, Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3515, provided that:

      "SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
      "This Act may be cited as the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act
    of 2010'.

      "SEC. 2. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE POLICY CONCERNING HOMOSEXUALITY IN
        THE ARMED FORCES.
      "(a) Comprehensive Review on the Implementation of a Repeal of 10
    U.S.C. 654. - 
        "(1) In general. - On March 2, 2010, the Secretary of Defense
      issued a memorandum directing the Comprehensive Review on the
      Implementation of a Repeal of 10 U.S.C. 654 (section 654 of title
      10, United States Code).
        "(2) Objectives and scope of review. - The Terms of Reference
      accompanying the Secretary's memorandum established the following
      objectives and scope of the ordered review:
          "(A) Determine any impacts to military readiness, military
        effectiveness and unit cohesion, recruiting/retention, and
        family readiness that may result from repeal of the law and
        recommend any actions that should be taken in light of such
        impacts.
          "(B) Determine leadership, guidance, and training on
        standards of conduct and new policies.
          "(C) Determine appropriate changes to existing policies and
        regulations, including but not limited to issues regarding
        personnel management, leadership and training, facilities,
        investigations, and benefits.
          "(D) Recommend appropriate changes (if any) to the Uniform
        Code of Military Justice [10 U.S.C. 801 et seq.].
          "(E) Monitor and evaluate existing legislative proposals to
        repeal 10 U.S.C. 654 and proposals that may be introduced in
        the Congress during the period of the review.
          "(F) Assure appropriate ways to monitor the workforce climate
        and military effectiveness that support successful follow-
        through on implementation.
          "(G) Evaluate the issues raised in ongoing litigation
        involving 10 U.S.C. 654.
      "(b) Effective Date. - The amendments made by subsection (f)
    shall take effect 60 days after the date on which the last of the
    following occurs:
        "(1) The Secretary of Defense has received the report required
      by the memorandum of the Secretary referred to in subsection (a).
        "(2) The President transmits to the congressional defense
      committees a written certification, signed by the President, the
      Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
      Staff, stating each of the following:
          "(A) That the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the
        Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have considered the
        recommendations contained in the report and the report's
        proposed plan of action.
          "(B) That the Department of Defense has prepared the
        necessary policies and regulations to exercise the discretion
        provided by the amendments made by subsection (f).
          "(C) That the implementation of necessary policies and
        regulations pursuant to the discretion provided by the
        amendments made by subsection (f) is consistent with the
        standards of military readiness, military effectiveness, unit
        cohesion, and recruiting and retention of the Armed Forces.
      "(c) No Immediate Effect on Current Policy. - Section 654 of
    title 10, United States Code, shall remain in effect until such
    time that all of the requirements and certifications required by
    subsection (b) are met. If these requirements and certifications
    are not met, section 654 of title 10, United States Code, shall
    remain in effect.
      "(d) Benefits. - Nothing in this section, or the amendments made
    by this section, shall be construed to require the furnishing of
    benefits in violation of section 7 of title 1, United States Code
    (relating to the definitions of 'marriage' and 'spouse' and
    referred to as the 'Defense of Marriage Act').
      "(e) No Private Cause of Action. - Nothing in this section, or
    the amendments made by this section, shall be construed to create a
    private cause of action.
      "(f) Treatment of 1993 Policy. - 
        "(1) Title 10. - Upon the effective date established by
      subsection (b), chapter 37 of title 10, United States Code, is
      amended - 
          "(A) by striking section 654; and
          "(B) in the table of sections at the beginning of such
        chapter, by striking the item relating to section 654.
        "(2) Conforming amendment. - Upon the effective date
      established by subsection (b), section 571 of the National
      Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 [Pub. L. 103-160]
      (10 U.S.C. 654 note) is amended by striking subsections (b), (c),
      and (d)."
      [The report referred to in section 2(b)(1) of Pub. L. 111-321,
    set out above, was released Nov. 30, 2010. The certification
    referred to in section 2(b)(2) of Pub. L. 111-321 was transmitted
    July 22, 2011.]

    IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION; REGULATIONS; SAVINGS PROVISION; SENSE OF
                                 CONGRESS
      Pub. L. 103-160, div. A, title V, Sec. 571(b)-(d), Nov. 30, 1993,
    107 Stat. 1671, 1672, which required the Secretary of Defense to
    issue regulations to implement this section, provided a savings
    provision for actions and proceedings commenced prior to the
    effective date of such regulations, and provided the sense of
    Congress regarding the policy set forth in this section, was
    repealed by Pub. L. 111-321, Sec. 2(f)(2), Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat.
    3516, effective on the date established by section 2(b) of Pub. L.
    111-321, set out above.