doing the right thing

Huffington Post – Billie Jean King: Years from now we may look back on Saturday’s repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and wonder why it was such as big deal in the first place. But today, as we analyze the impact of the 17 year struggle for recognition and acceptance forced upon gays and lesbians in our military, it is a big deal.

This would not have happened without the leadership of President Obama and it’s a victory for all of us and a celebration of doing the right thing.

……I am proud to be an American and I am honored to have the men and women who serve in our armed forces put their lives on the line to protect our nation. Their race, gender or sexual orientation does not matter to me. What matters most is their commitment to our country.

And that is a big deal.

9 Responses to “doing the right thing”

  1. 1 Jessica
    December 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Can’t wait to see the pics of the ceremony.

  2. 2 Hachikō
    December 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I love our President. A man of honor, courage, grace, superior intellect, and a big heart to boot.

    • 3 Chi
      December 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

      You can say that again Hachikō…

      And to think this President was called homophobic by those despicable agenda-driven lot, who chose to forget so quickly…

  3. 4 majii
    December 21, 2010 at 11:57 am

    The American people need to see these kinds of pics because it would put Pox to shame. It would totally destroy all of the memes they have created about our oh, so, awesome president.

  4. 5 Sankofa
    December 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Agree with all of the above posts….;0)

  5. 6 achieve
    December 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    DADT would never have been repealed if McCain was president.

  6. 7 cat48
    December 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    This is a great article. I’ve always admired her and I agree with her. Acceptance is so very important for everyone.

  7. 8 AnitaW
    December 21, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Love Bille Jean King and what wonderful words she wrote about DADT and our President.

  8. 9 CR
    December 22, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Thank you Pres Obama

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