Obama signs Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal

In a historic achievement for gay rights, President Obama signed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal this morning, which will allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.

"This is a good day, this is a very good day." Obama said. "No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie, or look over their shoulder in order to serve the country that they love."

Last weekend, the US Senate voted to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. On Monday, Robert Gibbs, the White House Press Secretary, tweeted:

President to sign repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on Wednesday at 9:15 AM...

The repeal is not immediately effective, reports the New York Times. The change will go into effect once Obama and defense officials certify the military's readiness.

(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

:note: Crossposted from Equalitopia Blog

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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
and this is one of the reasons why im voting for him again
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012   Writer
Gobi-Aoi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow, so many fake smiles there o_0 but Obama demonstrates real joy <3
beauvoirian Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I think it's atrocious that Bill Clinton approved of the appalling DADT law in the first place. :no:
00Rubychan00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Wow, the one time I can agree with obama .-.

At least he did do this right <3

Lolz, It's a very good thing, because if people don't have the balls to change in front of another person/ fight with them, etc, they shouldn't be out and fighting over prejudice.

End tl;dr rant.
rosanx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
at last!!!! :D repeal!!!
I'm Italian..but I know that the DADT is an old shitty political line....it's time to repeal it!!
sasukedigamote Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Aren't you so glad- I'm not in the military, but this just made my day when I logged on to yahoo news and saw this! :heart:
EnragedLemon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Best. News. Ever. Period. :D
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