“It is time to close this chapter in our history.” ~ President Obama

Via on Dec 9, 2010

“It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed.”

Left: Norman Rockwell. At top: President Obama with members of our armed forces.

“As commander in chief, I am also absolutely convinced that making this change will only underscore the professionalism of our troops as the best-led and best-trained fighting force the world has ever known,” he said in a statement after the Senate, on a preliminary 63-to-33 vote, beat back Republican efforts to block final action on the repeal bill.

The vote marked a historic moment that some equated with the end of racial segregation in the military.” [The New York Times]

“…and the admission of women to military service academies in the 1970s…” [Washington Post]

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3 Responses to ““It is time to close this chapter in our history.” ~ President Obama”

  1. [...] Sorry pretending to be gay will no longer get military recruiters to stop bothering you. [...]

  2. [...] love to (not) fight for what they believe in. Republicans love to vote no on everything (except DADT, props). And Tea Partiers love to protest, and, well, [...]

  3. tamingauthor says:

    Oh, sheesh. When I read the headline I thought Obama resigned. I flashed back to Johnson and Nixon bailing out… Though maybe he was heading to the pro golf circuit.

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