Obama Signs Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal [Watch]

screen shot 2010 12 22 at 9 55 33 am Obama Signs Dont Ask, Dont Tell Repeal [Watch]This morning, President Obama signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, ridding us of one of the most egregious and backwards-thinking laws on the books. (It’s still a shocker that the Congress pushed the thing through last week, somehow redeeming lame ducks the world over.) What it all means is that following a brief adjustment period for the various military branches, gays and lesbians will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. armed forces. It’s a big deal.

And as if all this weren’t scary enough for homophobes, President Obama cited a letter from a special operations soldier who told Pentagon interviewers of a “gay guy” in his unit: “He’s big, he’s mean, he kills lots of bad guys.” Kind of butch!

Here’s the video: