Saturday, December 18, 2010

Life: President Obama Makes History Again

President Barack Obama is creating monumental history yet again. History that will change the direction of America’s future and future genertions to come. Today, Saturday, December 18, 2010, the American senate approved a bill to repeal the 17-year-old law banning openly gay people from serving in the military. 
The bill repealing the discriminatory law only makes sense. You have able-bodied America’s willing to risk their lives, many significantly youthful, for their country. A country that for 17 years would disregard the value of their blood, sweat and tears solely because of their sexuality.  
Obama sent an email to supporters praising OFA Volunteers for their time, hard work, commitment that they have let to today’s vote to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” 
Obama writes: 
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When that bill reaches my desk, I will sign it, and this discriminatory law will be repealed.
Gay and lesbian service members—brave Americans who enable our freedoms—will no longer have to hide who they are.
The fight for civil rights, a struggle that continues, will no longer include this one.
This victory belongs to you. Without your commitment, the promise I made as a candidate would have remained just that.

Nicely said, Mr. Obama. 
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[Image via LGBTQNation]

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