Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Obama signs DADT repeal into law

President Obama has signed the standalone repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” into law.

Quoting JCS chief Mike Mullen, Obama said, “Our people sacrifice a lot for their country, including their lives. None of them should have to sacrifice their integrity as well."

William Branigin, Debbi Wilogren and Perry Bacon Jr. have a detailed story and another video at The Washington Post “Obama signs DADT repeal before big, emotional crowd”, link here.

Obama reminded everyone that the repeal has to be certified with new administrative conduct codes, and that legally the DADT policy is still in place right now (although discharges would have to go through the Secretary of Defense.)

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