Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Officially History

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell - photo by Brian BennettIt is hard to believe it was December, 19th 2010 when I wrote my post titled Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is Dead, Done, Gone. It would be another 9 months before that statement was officially true. While Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed last year it wasn’t until 12:01 AM this morning that the repeal official went into effect. This ends the lies, the fear, and the witch hunts that existed under the old law. Now gays and lesbians no longer need to hide who they are. They can serve openly without fear of discharge from the military.

Until the end there were some Republicans still fighting to stop the repeal from going into effect. Everyone that was against the repeal, particularly the loudest voices are on the permanent record. They will be judged by future generations as being on the wrong side of history. This is one more victory – in a long list over decades and centuries – for liberals and progressives and all who believe in equal rights for all.


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David K. Sutton

Chief Writer and Editor of The Left Call - I'm a full-time IT engineer, part-time political blogger. I founded The Left Call in 2011 because I believe in social justice, economic equality, and the idea of forming a more perfect union. In addition to written content, I also host the LEFT CALL RADIO Podcast.

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  • askcherlock

    My eyes filled with tears when his Dad said, “I love you son, always will.” This is the kind of unconditional acceptance we should all witness. Equal Rights for love…for ALL.

    • David K. Sutton

      I felt the same way when watching it. The world would be a much better place.

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