Obama to Sign DADT Repeal at 9:15AM Today

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ed O’Keefe at the Washington Post tweets President Obama will sign the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal bill at a 9:15 am ceremony on Wednesday at the Department of Interior and not at the White House. The White House unavailable due to holiday decorations.

Lt. Dan Choi and GetEQUAL’s Robin McGehee received invites and will attend.

Editor Note: Received a tweet from Dan Choi last night. He is re-enlisting.

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9 Responses to Obama to Sign DADT Repeal at 9:15AM Today

  1. Estacada says:

    17 years in the making.

    Thanks to Joe Lieberman, Kirstin Gillibrand and SLDN for their effort getting this homophobic policy through the senate and to Obama to sign.

  2. Rachel says:

    I watched Tweety’s coverage. He was good. Surprisingly good. Obama set the right tone and hit the right notes. All I know is, DADT is gone and soon forgotten. We’re a better and stronger nation for the repeal. The victory is obviously for our LGBT community but, I think all Americans own a piece of today’s monumental day.

  3. R.J. says:

    I was asleep when it happened but I’m very angry with Mitch McConnell. While most of you were asleep, he tried to slip a last minute amendment that would have required the heads of all four branches of the military to sign off on it. Knowing the head of the Marines is against repeal, this would have killed the bill.

    Thankfully, Lieberman objected to it and it was withdrawn.

  4. bradfrmphnx says:

    He delivered…as promised. And he did it the right way. I hope that the rhetoric towards Obama once again casts him in a more favorable light. He inherited a nightmare that caused him to put a lot of his promises on hold. The Gulf Coast disaster, the economy, foreign relation problems around the world…all caused our President to put energies to other tasks. Nobody will question the exasperation and impatience from the LGBT community over this and other hypocritical legislation towards them. But I would hope that a smidgen of understanding could be dealt to Obama over the many things he has had to deal with. More than anything else I think we need to get behind him now. He will soon be dealing with a hostile congress and he needs the Independents to rally to the causes that made him appealing two years ago.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    This is one of the most important civil rights achievements I’ve seen in my lifetime. I’m still pinching myself and wondering if I’ve dreamed it? Now, we must focus and put pressure on Washington and Obama to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. I think repealing DOMA will be more difficult but, we can do it.

  6. Jolly Roger says:

    Why does “Mooch” McConnell hate people who are just like he is? Is he still mad because HE got the boot for being gay? If he is, why does he want what happened to HIM to keep happening to other people?

    The psychology of self-loathers is beyond my comprehension.

  7. Vivzzz says:

    I was deeply moved by the signing ceremony this morning. I think Obama’s comments and anecdotes were heartfelt and carried a certain emotional quality we hoped we would see from this president back in January 2009 when he was sworn in. Let’s hope the next two years deliver and strengthen civil rights for all Americans including gays and lesbians and the children of immigrants who were brought to the USA as infants and children.

  8. fran says:

    On the civil rights front & as far as anti-discrimination goes, this is an improvement.
    The problem is it is still the military/government & their penchant for eternal warring.
    I don’t find joy in knowing my gay brothers & sisters will be subjected to needless wars.

  9. Miss Courtet says:

    Finally! Congrats on this huge civil rights victory! Next up, full marriage rights for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. Trust me, in our lifetime this will happen.

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