President Obama Signs Repeal Of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Keeping another campaign promise, President Obama signed into law the bill that repeals the military policy that resulted in firing of 14,000 men and women.
The law “will strengthen our national security and uphold the ideals our fighting men and women defend,” Obama told a cheering crowd of gay and lesbian service members and their supporters in Washington. “No longer will thousands of men and women in uniform be asked to live a lie or look over their shoulder while serving the country they love.”
“Our people sacrifice a lot for their country, including their lives. None of them should have to sacrifice their integrity as well,” he said. “This is the right thing to do for our military, and I believe it is the right thing to do period.”
The defense secretary, the president and Congress have to certify that the military is ready, followed by a 60-day waiting period before the ban is officially over.
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