The focus of the controversy is a 52-page VA booklet published in 1997. The Obama administration says it hasn’t been in use since 2007; its critics claim otherwise, and the facts are a little muddled at this point. The most accurate way to put it may be that the booklet was officially withdrawn for revision but some parts of the bureaucracy might not have gotten the word.
But before you get the talking points from one side or the other, take your own look at the actual document and see what it actually says, in context. Then, if you so choose, report back here with your honest reaction.