Obama Ends 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

I am glad this is finally over. I have heard both sides of the argument, but I am still not sure why it is such a big deal if people know. I have yet to ubderstand why we are so interested in what people do in their private lives. I doubt there will be an increase in any one behavior whether heterosexual or homosexual.

President Obama has notified Congress that all the requirements have been met to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned gays from serving openly in the military.

The policy will come to end in 60 days.

"As of September 20, service members will no longer be forced to hide who they are in order to serve our country," the president said in a statement. "Our military will no longer be deprived of the talents and skills of patriotic Americans just because they happen to be gay or lesbian."

The president's certification officially ends the program, which has been in place for almost 18 years. The repeal also means that Obama has made good on his 2008 campaign promise to the gay community.

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