US President Barack Obama Praises “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal

December 19th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
obamaDec 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was a historic moment for US as the Senate voted on Saturday to abolish the ban on lesbians and gays in US military which is known as “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. The media outlets reported that this abolition ended the chapter of legal discrimination in the US history on grounds of sexual orientation. Senate’s vote to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” has been accepted and praised by the nation and even US president Barack Obama released a statement in support of the repeal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi witnessed eight Republicans joining 55 Democrats in the final vote where two independent voters also supported the cause and to pass the bill in 65-31 majority. President Barack Obama said in his statement that by ending 17 year long “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” United States of America will no longer deny the thousands of patriotic citizens who were previously asked to leave the military because of their sexual orientation. The President also took to Twitter to state that though these patriots delivered commendable performance but they were forced to leave as they were gay. President Barack Obama also stated that after the law has been repealed, now thousands of Americans would not have to live a false life in order to serve their own nation.

The statement from White House also read that now it is the time to recognize the sacrifice, integrity and valor of American. The President said that these virtues will no longer be defined by gender or race, creed or religion as with “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal, this biased chapter in the history of United States is completely closed down. The media outlets report that since 1993, with the inception of the policy more than 14,000 military officials were dismissed from their post.

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