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Today, the discriminatory law known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is finally and formally repealed. As of today, patriotic Americans in uniform will no longer have to lie about who they are in order to serve the country they love. As of today, our armed forces will no longer lose the extraordinary skills and combat experience of so many gay and lesbian service members. And today, as Commander in Chief, I want those who were discharged under this law to know that your country deeply values your service.
I was proud to sign the Repeal Act into law last December because I knew that it would enhance our national security, increase our military readiness, and bring us closer to the principles of equality and fairness that define us as Americans.
Military Quote Of The Day
"When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional, and now it's legal.
"I'm getting out before Obama makes it mandatory."
GySgt Harry Berres, USMC
Originally posted by JIMC5499
Let the lawsuits begin. "I'm suing the Marines because the Boot Camp DI was mean to me. I'm sure he was mean because I'm gay. I want an honorable discharge and $10 million dollars.".