This is truly a day to be remembered!
At 9:35am this morning, President Barack Obama signed the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal bill into law in front of about 500 invitees, including many LGBT veterans, like Lt. Dan Choi, who were discharged due to the RIDICULOUS policy!
The President reportedly spoke for about 20 minutes prior to the signing, and his sentiments are best summed up by these poignant, true words:
“We are not a nation that says don’t ask, don’t tell. We are a nation that says, out of many, we are one. You are not the first to have to endure this, but you are the last.”
We cannot even BEGIN to tell you how absolutely ELATED and PROUD we feel on behalf of this country and its leaders!
It was a long, seemingly unnecessary fight filled with heartbreak and frustration, but progress is FINALLY on its way! We can only keep moving forward now, and we are confident that we will!
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!!
[Image via AP Images.]
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