Congratulations From President Obama on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal
Congratulations and a sincere thank you to all who lobbied Congress and helped make this historic victory for equalitypossible. We have much to celebrate, but we have much more to do. Now we should move on to ENDA, UAFA, DOMA Repeal, and The American Equality Bill for full civil rights. Happy holidays to you and yours.
From President Obama:
Moments ago, the Senate voted to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
When that bill reaches my desk, I will sign it, and this
Gay and lesbian service members — brave Americans who enable our
The fight for civil rights, a struggle that continues, will no longer
This victory belongs to you. Without your commitment, the promise I
Instead, you helped prove again that no one should underestimate this
This victory also belongs to Senator Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
Like you, they never gave up, and I want them to know how grateful we
Will you join me in thanking them by adding your name to Organizing
I will make sure these messages are delivered — you can also add a
As Commander in Chief, I fought to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
But this victory is also personal.
I will never know what it feels like to be discriminated against
But I know my story would not be possible without the sacrifice and
I know this repeal is a crucial step for civil rights, and that it
But the rightness of our cause does not guarantee success, and today,
Today, I’m proud that we took these fights on.
Please join me in thanking those in Congress who helped make “Don’t
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