signed, sealed, delivered

President Barack Obama signs the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC, on December 22

“We are not a nation that says don’t ask, don’t tell – we are a nation that says out of many we are one.”

12 Responses to “signed, sealed, delivered”

  1. December 22, 2010 at 10:37 am


  2. 2 Chi
    December 22, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Another promise kept…

    Thank you President Obama, V.P Biden, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Reid and everyone who worked hard to make this happen…

  3. 3 Hachikō
    December 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

    “This is done.” — President Barack Obama after signing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” into law; December 22, 2010.

  4. 4 hgerhard
    December 22, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Add one more check mark on the growing list of promises kept. And keep in mind, these were promises to be fulfilled during the President’s time in office. We’re only one-quarter into his presidency. If this is failure, let’s have more of it.

  5. 5 Jessica
    December 22, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Wait a minute…. I don’t see Dan Choi. Did he decide not to come or he couldn’t make it.

  6. 9 Hachikō
    December 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    This President has done more for gay Americans than any before him:

    He’s appointed more gay and transgender people to the Fed in the first year of his Presidency than Clinton did in his entire 8 years.

    He signed the Matthew Shepard Act into law.

    If you’re gay and your partner is in the hospital, you now have the right to visit your loved one.

    Partners of LGBT Fed. employees can now get some benefits, a move which prompted Google to extend benefits to all gay employees with partners – and other companies are moving to do the same.

    He lifted the HIV travel ban.

    He’s repealed DADT.

    And today:

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States succeeded on Tuesday in getting the United Nations to restore a reference to killings due to sexual orientation that had been deleted from a resolution condemning unjustified executions.


    This is not a full list of accomplishments this Administration has achieved for LGBT Americans, but it proves my point.

    LGBT voters should be proud of this president and the advances he’s made towards full equality for them. Sure more needs to be and will be done. But there’s much to proud of already.

  7. 11 collegekay
    December 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Words cannot explain how much I adore this man.

  8. 12 Obama Proud
    December 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Spectacular beyond description.

    Fills my heart and soul, best holiday gift ever.

    Santa you are DONE.

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