No More “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

by Jason Stotts

One oft he very few things that I think Obama has done right since he’s been in office is to work to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy of discriminating against non-heterosexuals in the military.  Yesterday, he officially signed the certification that will completely end DADT in 60 days.

WASHINGTON — President Obama formally certified on Friday that the American military is ready for the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy as Pentagon officials said that nearly two million service members had been trained in preparation for gay men and women serving openly in their ranks. (NYT)

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our LGBT soldiers who fought for our country, even though they couldn’t be themselves doing it. I’m happy that you can now serve openly and I think the military, and ultimately the country as a whole, will be better for it.

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