The AKC Board meeting minutes for the February 10th meeting have been posted on their website here. Scroll to the bottom of page 3 for the relevant information.
The changes were indeed passed. They go into effect February 29th 2012.
Excuse me while I go swear at something.
Edited: I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this line:
There was a motion made by Mr. Gladstone to direct the President to investigate the Tibetan Mastiff Club of America, or any other Parent Club, where there might be restrictive membership policies. There was no second to the motion.
Edited again: effective immediately they’re changing the process for changing a breed standard. Me thinks they were caught a little off guard by the uproar these changes caused.