The military's plan on implementing repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” will emphasize respect and professionalism.

Congress repealed the law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly during last month's lame-duck session of Congress, but the policy won't be officially lifted until President Obama and top Pentagon officials certify that the military is ready for the change.

The plan to ready the military for the change will emphasize respect, the military's daily Stars and Stripes reported.

According to the plan released on Friday, defense officials do not plan any major policy or procedure overhauls to accommodate open gay service.

“The department will not offer changes in its standards of conduct, expressions of religious beliefs, military benefits, medical policies or duty assignment,” the paper wrote.

“It remains the policy of the Department of Defense that sexual orientation is a personal and private matter, to treat all members with dignity and respect, and to ensure maintenance of good order and discipline,” Clifford Stanley, undersecretary of defense for personnel readiness, wrote in a memo to the service chiefs.

There will be no separate housing or bathing facilities built for openly gay troops, and service members previously separated under “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” will be allowed to reapply for service, the plan also announced.