The end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
July 22, 2011
What an exciting experience to be on a White House Briefing call today with activists from around the country! Ted Bernhardt, Jeffrey Montgomery and I joined Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Deputy Director Brian Bond, and others to discuss the certification of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, which was announced by President Obama earlier today.
We want our supporters to know what a historic day this is and that in 60 days barriers to serve in the US Military will be removed and we can now move forward on working toward fuller equality for LGBT Americans.
We join many others who have worked on and helped to assure the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and protections for all Americans in the country’s military service in celebrating this accomplishment, which further affirms our core belief that sexual freedom is a fundamental human right.