Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Certification Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Certification


Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Certification

The Defense Department announced that it is ready to stop enforcing its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military. That message goes to President Obama, who will then formally notify Congress. The policy officially ends 60 days after that notification.

DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL REPEAL SIGNING DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL REPEAL SIGNING

President Obama signed the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military's ban on service by openly gay and lesbian personnel. In his remarks prior to signing the legislation he spoke about efforts to pass repeal, historic service by gay and lesbian personnel, and said he was proud to sign a law that "will strengthen our national security and uphold the ideals that our fighting men and women risk their lives to defend."