Add this to the list of things that President Obama has done!
At the press conference, President Obama said….
“This morning, I am proud to sign a law that will bring an end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” …. This will will strengthen our national security and uphold the ideals that our fighting men and women risk their lives to defend. No longer will our country be denied the service of thousands of patriotic Americans who were forced to leave the military, regardless of their skills, no matter their bravery or zeal. No matter their years of exemplary performance because they happen to be gay. 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.”
Watch our President sign the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy here.
The Advocates exclusive interview with President Obama after the signing - Obama: “Prepared to Implement”
Read the White House Blog - The President Signs Repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”: “Out of Many, We Are One”