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."
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.
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