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It's Official! President Obama Repeals 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell!'

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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!!

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77 comments to “It's Official! President Obama Repeals 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell!'”



  1. 1

    EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL IS CORRECT. AMEN.



  2. 2

    SHUT UP!!!! Remember this as the day that the cow of a First lady wasted $65K on her own flight to Hawaii instead of waiting for the HNIC. It's ok tho, we the people have plenty of money for her and her vacations.



  3. 3

    remembered as the day the music died!



  4. 4

    Finally! A reason to be proud to be an American again! I'm only sad it took so long to get here.



  5. 5

    Re: YRUFATT

    Eat shit you stupid fucking cun*t.



  6. 6

    This is truly a great day for America!!! I am so proud of the president and Mr. Ried!! To think that bigotry is one step closer to being eradicated from our government is a really amazing feeling!! Next up - Marriage equality in ALL states!!



  7. 7

    Congratulations Americans for moving toward the 21st century!!!
    Same Sex Marriage and Marijuana and Pro Choice next please.



  8. 8

    And there's Nancy Pelosi — trying to look relevant. Ugh.



  9. 9

    WTF do you really care Mario, it's not like you're going to serve for your country anytime soon.



  10. 10

    I'm going to look so faaaaaabulouuuuuus!! in uniform..



  11. 11

    This is a wonderful day and I am excited to see the end of DADT. But it has been super frustrating watching Perez bitch and moan about President Obama. Obama has been pusting his tush to try to help our country, but only TODAY are you commenting that you are proud? Shame. You can't ONLY care about LGBT issues. That is just as bad as those anti-choicers.



  12. 12

    Now you can serve Perez! Which branch are you interested in?



  13. 13

    OMG Those words he said are sooo awesome!! I cant wait 4 it 2 be in the history books!!

  14. GG78 says – reply to this


    14

    Re: YRUFATT – Gays have ALWAYS served in the military you twat. If an OPENLY gay man or women serving in the military weakens our forces then I guess we aren't as strong as we thought we were. As far as your AIDS comments go, kharma is a bitch. Your hate will come back to you ten-fold.



  15. 15

    BEST NEWS EVER!



  16. 16

    a proud day for America!!!!!



  17. 17

    Re: YRUFATT – GO DIE YOU IDIOT!



  18. 18

    Woohoo … big deal. Funny how you forget that it was your idol Slick WIlly Clinton who enacted this law in the first place. Now that it's done, pleaaaaaaase go and enlist Perez, so they can out you on the front lines as a human shield.



  19. 19

    Re: MikeyMe – Please, no! I'm all for gays serving in the military, seeing as I am gay myself and all, but please don't turn it into a pansy fest.



  20. 20

    amen



  21. 21

    Congraluations!!! Re: YRUFATT – Your ignorance is truly outstanding!



  22. 22

    THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS, HETEROSEXUALS!!!!
    I hope and pray all homos in the whole wide world sign up and then i will pray for a war that deletes all the filthy disgusting mentally ill homos from the face of this beautiful earth!!
    This fucking bunch of crybabies cant even take care of themselves….how the fuck are they going to protect anyone when they are having anal sex in the bushes while they are crying their dirty tears!!!
    I support this to the fullest….Now i only pray for war!!
    May God show mercy on your weak and insane souls….FUCK YOU!!!



  23. 23

    Congratulations, America. I know so many of you are thrilled to see this discriminatory law overthrown. Be proud of your country.



  24. 24

    hey homo rope sucker. Why don't you report on something important like the 9/11 Resucers bill. Oh right because you are a joke



  25. 25

    I see theer are some right wing nuts crawling out from under thier rocks to comment…



  26. 26

    I dont think "don't ask, don't tell" really hurt anyone. Now tell me where to you bunk the gay men? With the men or the woman. The men will feel uncomforatble with openly gay men checking them out in the shower and such. I don't think of it as discriminating against as protecting people in a sense. Now it is a joke. Equal nothing. I would not join now that I would be bunking with woman checking me out and such, it will be like dorming with the men. Am I wrong?



  27. 27

    Perez as much grief you give President Obama I'm wondering if McCain and Palin was in office would this have happen. NO it wouldn't.



  28. 28

    @Whatthe??? Hey dumb ass remember President Bush was on vacation for 65% of his presidency and when he wasn't he sent the country on a downward spiral with tax breaks for the rich, wars, bs spending, and contract to his buddies.



  29. 29

    Re: YRUFATT – I hope you run for president!!
    You are a fantastic human being…God bless you!!



  30. 30

    Mmm….delicious equality. You may redeem yourself yet, mister president.



  31. 31

    Re: Whoaaa – Pro-choice? You do know that abortion is legal, right?



  32. 32

    It is about time this was passed. We claim we are the greatest country in the world, but yet we are so full of crap in so many ways it isn't funny. Though I think the spirit of DADT was always good, as people should have left well enough alone when they shouldn't have been asking I think this is much better. I doubt anyone is going to run around dressing in drag now either.



  33. 33

    Bet the number of friendly fire "accidents" increases.



  34. 34

    Re: trakstar5 – Do you read assface?? Cow of a first lady. here we go let's go back and blame bush for this fat ass FIRST LADY spending our money. FIRST LADY. not the black guy, his monkey jawed WIFE!!!!



  35. 35

    Run right out and join Perez…put your money where you BF's pecker is.



  36. 36

    Re: RedJujubes
    Agreed, I can't wait till she gets the boot.



  37. 37

    Well, maybe now all the gay people will stop crawling up Obama's ass for not acting fast enough to placate them and their political agenda.
    .
    And Lt. Choi can shut up too.

  38. GG78 says – reply to this


    38

    Re: doctub35Re: I am beautiful baby doll – You both are trash ! Stupid, ignorant trash. I ALMOST feel sorry for you. Nobody should be as stupid as the two of you.



  39. 39

    Although it was full of hatred YRUFATT is technically correct, DADT did protect gays. a lot of people in the military are from the South where they are not very progressive and accepting when it comes to homosexuality; Unforutnately I think this may become a dangerous situation, I hope that I am wrong.



  40. 40

    I am in the Army and have done 4 tours in the Middle East. You will not find one military person that wanted this. You all can preach equality for all but what about what we wanted the people fighting for you all. The only thing good about this is we now know were to aim our friendly fire.



  41. 41

    Just picture this disaster yourselves, idiots!!!
    A whole army full of weak mentally retarded people like PEREZ!!
    My dear God, its better to commit suicide then to rely on a bunch of sick cocksuckers like him!!
    I am petrified just by thinking of it!!!
    Homos are worth nothing to the world!!!!



  42. 42

    Re: Christie Hinch – A reason to be proud of america again???? You fuckin idiot, if this is the first time in a long time you believe you can be proud of your country than you should probably move the fuck out. Not dramatic at all are you??



  43. 43

    Thank you OBAMA!



  44. 44

    Re: – We didn't need DADT repeal to be proud of our country. You may want to go outside the gay bloggers like this one to research the many reasons why we are proud. I served in the military during the 1st gulf war, and served beside gay men, I knew 2 of them. No issues at all, I could have cared less. But let's be clear, this law is for gay's rights to say they are gay, they have been allowed in the military for a decade and a half. Now, on to the next gay agenda cause that makes the left feel so charitable.



  45. 45

    Re: trakstar5 – Your a fucking moron. He never vaca'd 65% of the time, the tax cuts were for EVERYONE, not the rich, get it straight. You really should not comment about things that you are obviously very ignorant it, it makes you look dumber than you probably are. And watching a Michael Moore propaganda film does not count as educating yourself on the issues.



  46. 46

    Wasn't expecting this to happen anytime soon. Grats =]



  47. 47

    cool, now let me guess.. all the homos that are just dying to join are about to come swarming in. as a marine.. let alone a FEMALE marine its enough to hear all the men bash on us, sucks but guess what?? this is a MANS world. not a gay mans not a womans. prior to enlisting i wanted to be the best and i worked my ass off for it and i am a united states marine now. and it fucking blows that something i worked my ass off for is about to become 400 times easier for a bunch of flamboyant men. america wants gay rights? but does america give a fuck what their military wants? clearly not because i havnt spoke to ANYONE who wants this. sad sad day america, for those of you who wanted this so bad… feel free to come take my spot and support your homosexual military. this is a fucking joke.



  48. 48

    Can't wait to read about all of those "Code Reds" going on after this!! Instead of beating a guy with soap in a pillow case it's going to be rifles up the ass!!…LMAO!!!! In news WAYYYYY more important to people's lives is the 9/11 Bill you jackass, but or course no post about that because you can't stand on your fucken soapbox and cry about being discriminated against you ass jockey!!



  49. 49

    Re: YRUFATT – Lmao! AIDs and bathhouses? That's so irrelevant to this topic Lololol. I would suggest that you do some research on AIDs so you know what your talking about but please don't, your comment gave me a good laugh. Lolz



  50. 50


  51. 51

    Yes, everybody deserves the right to suffer and die in illegal, futile wars.



  52. 52

    Re: mc8877jc – hahahhaha for all the haters of equal rights including you! I think its hilarious that you are so stereotypical and obviously extremely ignorant. Not all gay men are flamboyant and its funny to me that you think that. Some gay men are probably stronger, faster and wayyyy more intelligent then you will ever be. So you should really re-think your statements before bashing other people's choices. Maybe you should think about how it would feel if you weren't aloud in the military cause you were straight and then think about what you said.



  53. 53

    OMG! I thought the Earth was going to stop spinning, tidal waves would decimate coasts, forest fire would ravage entire continents, and meteors would pummel the the skies…..what happened?



  54. 54

    About damn time!!



  55. 55

    Good. If GLBT love their country enough to enlist and be willing to die for their country, they should be allowed to do do. It matters not what they do behind closed doors. Good for them and may they be blessed in their pursuts. God bless them all and Obamba for signing it into bill. My prayers now are that they do not suffer as a result.



  56. 56

    It took WAY too long. We are so behind other countries in this respect, it's humiliating.

    But "9:35 am in the morning" is redundant, duh

    as for the person who says "not one" person in any branch of the military wants this….er….totally fallacious. THE GAY ONES want it, LOL! and so do a majority of the straight ones.



  57. 57

    Great, good job. Now can all the hetero's and homo's get back to blowing up random shit in other countries. geez!



  58. 58

    Re: Robert14 – I hate to break it to you, but in addition to having plenty of close friends in the military circle, I'm also a military WIFE. Coincidentally, I'm hard pressed to find anyone that think DADT WASN'T ridiculous and unnecessary. In fact, I've spoken with members in all branches and only two people I know have an issue with it. That's it. So, thanks so much for the asinine ASSumption and generalization, but you're wrong. You couldn't be more wrong.

    My husband thinks it's stupid and he's locked up on a boat with men for months at a time. I've met quite a few gay people in the military, though they couldn't come right out and say so . It didn't take away from their ability to their job. They didn't lack in honor, bravery, nobility, and a sense of responsibility. Why? Because who you're attracted to has NOTHING to do with those things. Clearly with your attitude, you posses anything BUT those traits. Service members like you make hardworkers like my husband go bokersville, because in addition to being a dumbass, you're probably also USELESS. Those things go hand and hand. That's my assumption and it's most likely a lot closer to the truth than yours.

    I appreciate your service and I wish you the best of luck, but that doesn't change the fact that you're a monumental fucking idiot of epic porportions. You know that stereotype that those who are too dumb to get into college go into the military instead? You're the cause.



  59. 59

    Re: DaffodilMcallister
    I have a BA from IU it wasnt until after I graduated from college that I enlisted. So as for your assumption, its typical of a military wife. I promise your husbands thoughts are one thing to you and another to his brothers beside him in battle.



  60. 60

    Re: Robert14 – AMEN!!!!!



  61. 61

    YRUFatt, more like.. YRUsofucking stupid! Please continue to talk you ignorance and hate though! You are a minority, probably a closeted portion of the minority, but show those leaning toward the bigoted side of the fence just how stupid they could become without re evaluating their thought process.

    Your kind weakens society as a whole, and I doubt you know jack shit about the military… you just sound like a fuck up.



  62. 62

    Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!! I came here right after I heard the news just to feel your
    happy 'SQUEE'!!! It's loooooooooong overdue, and it's a fabulous way to end 2010! ANY Man & Woman that is willing to fight, defend, and die for our Country deserves our admiration & loyalty! I too hope that all the brave Men & Women who have been discharged under this antiquated law will re-enlist if they choose! I'm over the moon with joy ! ^____^ Happy New Years Everyone ! It.Gets.Better. :) )



  63. 63

    Re: hoochpit – Watching Glenn Beck or any of the other retards on Fox News doesn't make YOU educated either. Sticking up for that piece of shit Bush is the stupidest thing you could ever do. He is the one who has fucked this whole country and now Obama is paying for it. No republiCANTS seem to remember how many poor decisions he made and how he had the lowest rating for a president EVER!! At least Obama is trying to make our country better. As for Perez, maybe you can stop talking shit about Obama all the time now.



  64. 64

    Re: kadaja66 – well i apologize for what i said about flamboyancy.. cant spell. i know this and your right not every gay man out there is. your also correct, i would say every single man out there is faster and stronger than me. as far as intelligence.. i fucking doubt it.

  65. uyeah says – reply to this


    65

    Just seeing a picture of that anti-American communist fraud makes me sick. He is the worst person, let alone president, that I've ever known. Lying evil bastard.



  66. 66

    Re: I am beautiful baby doll – That just shows how stupid you are all gays do not act like or try to be women. Bet you think all Black people look alike. Re: Republicants are dummies – Amen.



  67. 67

    YAY! FINALLY!



  68. 68

    Increadilbly happy and thankful that DADT has been over-turned. . however. . . why has Nancy Pelosi not crawled back under that rock from which she came?? I'm ready to never see that woman again . . and the man she stands behind. . .well, let us middle of the road tax payers who have to support the people who don't help themselves decide who should be elected in 2012. . . .



  69. 69

    Re: hoochpit
    ….Well, that pride was short-lived. Your ignorance at the right to free speech as a citizen, whether it to be to praise or criticize this country, astounds me. Congratulations. I'm just sorry to resort to such dramatic measures. I should have followed your very subtle example.



  70. 70

    may you should just stop starting wars all over the world?!



  71. 71

    You are such a dick. You criticize the man for not 'doing anything for gay people' the second he signs this you're all over his dick kissing it. Sheesh.
    I don't care if you're gay, straight, bi, whatever but it doesn't make you special.



  72. 72

    Re: Laroccakiddd
    about the marriage thing… marriage should strictly be within the church (hence the sacrament). government should not have to have anything to say about marriage. if a couple is not wed in the church it should be civil union and receive the same benefits as a married couple does today when it comes to taxes and such



  73. 73

    ""now gays can go to war as gays and die for4 the country instead of having to pretend that they arnt gay when they are dead ""

    its great and america is behind the rest of the world they are in the dark ages



  74. 74

    Bravo U.S.A.!
    Integrity, pride & honesty has been returned to your Amred Forces!
    You have joined other civilized countries in the world.
    Shame on Senator John McCain who it turns out is a bigot!
    I wouldn't have believed it if he hadn't proved it with his words lately.



  75. 75

    H-A-L-L-E-L-U-L-A-H !!!

    It was the right thing to do, and it is done; now for the implementation.

    And for the naysayers:

    1) The main thing is that now if someone IS FOUND OUT TO BE GAY, HE OR SHE WILL NOT BE DISCHARGED ON THAT BASIS.

    2) Do you honestly think that someone who is gay wants to join the military just so they get to see your naked weenie ? If you do, then you're really a simp.

    3) Are you aware that 22 (of 24 NATO member) other countries have openly gay military members & have not had any of your
    IRRATIONAL FEARS COME TO FRUITION ?

    4) I love when I hear your kind ask "Why do they need to repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' ? It's worked well, so why do the gays want it repealed ?"
    Well, you're the same ones who said that Don't Ask Don't Tell
    wasn't going to work out and predicted the end of the world then- almost 20 years ago now; there's every indication that you're going to be wrong again and that once implemented, it's not going to be as big a deal as you thought.



  76. 76

    The "lando of freedom" is a weird place… all this scandal for something that should have been taken out a long time ago… but then they still ban same sex marriage… "the land of freedom"…



  77. 77

    Re: Robert14 – If you are a soldier then shut the fuck up and do as you are commanded.