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One year ago today the ban on openly gay military service—also known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, or DADT—came to an end as the law’s repeal finally went into effect.
From that point on, gay men and women have been able to serve their country openly, honestly, and, for the first time, without punishment.

President Obama marks a milestone today: one year since the end of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

"Gay and lesbian Americans now no longer need to hide who they love in order to serve the country they love," Obama said in a statement issued today.

Gay voters are a major part of the coalition Obama is trying to assemble this election year.

First lady Michelle Obama also celebrated the anniversary of the end of the military restriction on gays and lesbians, tweeting out,
"DADT was repealed one year ago today. Our country is stronger, freer, and fairer because of it. Just one more way we're moving forward -- mo."

The president's full statement was:

"A year ago today, we upheld the fundamental American values of fairness and equality by finally and formally repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'
Gay and lesbian Americans now no longer need to hide who they love in order to serve the country they love.

"It is a testament to the professionalism of our men and women in uniform that this change was implemented in an orderly manner, preserving unit cohesion, recruitment, retention and military effectiveness.
As Commander in Chief, I've seen that our national security has been strengthened because we are no longer denied the skills and talents of those patriotic Americans who happen to be gay or lesbian.

"The ability of service members to be open and honest about their families and the people they love honors the integrity of the individuals who serve, strengthens the institutions they serve, and is one of the many reasons why our military remains the finest in the world."

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' one year on is working now maybe a few other changes will happen slowly as the world changes and minds are more open good things will happen.

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My thoughts are that it's great that you posted this! And it gives me so much hope that one day all Gays will be able to not only serve their country but be able to marry whomever they choose and have the same rights as heteros in every state of the USA. Then maybe slowly but surely this will extend to all the countries in the world!!!!


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