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“It’s About Time”: Reactions to the End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”


President Obama signs the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” into law on December 22, 2010.

In less than 30 days, on September 20th, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will officially end. We asked on Facebook what this moment means to you. Here are just a few folks’ responses.

“For me, it means one less way that people are trying to say that I'm less than human & less than American. Also, for me, it means that my friends and their spouses can be open about their love for each other.”


“It means that I can feel good knowing the men and women who proudly serve the country I love can be free to be themselves without shame or forced secrecy. To know that the American freedom they fight for is something they too can enjoy in uniform makes me even prouder to be an American.”


“It's about time. Thank you all for serving.”


“What does it mean to me? That finally the many, many gay people who serve our country don't have to hide who they are, as if being gay makes them somehow less noble, less brave, less strong. It is about time!”


Why does the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” matter to you?

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