The Obama administration is reportedly considering a compromise measure to repeal “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 law that bans gay troops from serving openly, the Washington Post reported.

Officials from the White House, Democratic congressional leaders and major gay rights groups met on Monday to consider a compromise on the law as Congress moves forward on key votes this week.

Under the compromise, repeal would not take effect until after the Defense Department has completed its study on how to integrate openly gay troops in the military. The study is already underway and expected to wrap up in December. Last month, military leaders urged Congress to delay repeal until after it was completed. A request endorsed by President Barrack Obama.

Congressional leaders, however, have decided to ignore the pleas and act on legislative repeal this week.

“Given that Congress insists on addressing this issue this week, we are trying to gain a better understanding of the legislative proposals they will be considering,” said Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell.

Gay groups lobbying for repeal first suggested the compromise after the Pentagon and White House united in urging Congress to hold off on repeal.

“This objective can be accomplished by amending both the House and Senate bills to expressly provide for the Pentagon recommendations to be received and considered by the Armed Services Committees before any repeal is final,” Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, said in April. “There is no need to bring the legislative repeal effort to a screeching halt to ensure that the views of the Pentagon Working Group are carefully and respectfully considered.”