In an appearance Sunday on NBC's Meet The Press, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs promised President Obama will end “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

Moderator David Gregory noted that the Obama administration appealed a court ruling striking down the policy as unconstitutional on the same day he said he supports its repeal while speaking at a town hall meeting broadcast on cabler MTV.

“So, if the president wants the law to go away, if he wants the ban to go away, why is he still supporting the law in the courts?” Gregory asked.

“The president believes the law is discriminatory, unjust. And quite frankly we have men and women who are willing to lay down their life for this country, those people ought to be able to serve,” Gibbs answered.

“We have a process in place right now to work with the Pentagon for an orderly and disciplined transition from the law that we have now to an era that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' doesn't exist.”

“'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' will end under this president,” Gibbs insisted.

But when pressed by Gregory whether the president believes the law to be unconstitutional, Gibbs refused to say.