Saturday, December 18, 2010

Quote of the Day

It is time to close this chapter in our history. 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.

– President Barack Obama
Quoted in Anne Flaherty’s article,
Senate Votes to End Ban on Openly Gay Troops
Associated Press
December 18, 2010

Recommended Off-site Links:
”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Passes Senate 65-31 – Elise Foley (The Huffington Post, December 18, 2010).
Admiral Mike Mullen: “We Will Be a Better Military Without ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’” – Michael A. Jones (, December 18, 2010).
In DADT's Wake: A New Chance to Serve - Ron Hill (, December 18, 2010).
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell": How It Was Repealed – Linda Hirshman (The Daily Beast, December 18, 2010).
Gays Celebrate Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" – Verena Dobnik (Associated Press, December 18, 2010).
The History of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal, in a Nutshell – Evan Hurst (, December 18, 2010).

UPDATES: Next Steps for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" – Alexandra Zavis (Los Angeles Times, December 20, 2010).
Soldiers Mixed on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal National Public Radio (December 20, 2010.
Anti-Gay Group Declares War on DADT Repeal – Neal Broverman (The Advocate, December 20, 2010).
Re-Enlistment Choice Looms for Discharged Gay Veterans – Liz Goodwin (The Lookout, December 20, 2020).
The Ghost is Slain – Wayne Besen (, December 21, 2010).
Religious Right Lays Out Plan to Punish Senators Who Voted for DADT Repeal – Kyle (, December 21, 2010).
To the Gay Community: Now That You Can Join the Military, Please Don’t! – Medea Benjamin (, December 21, 2010).
Obama Signs "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal – Pauline Jelinek (Associated Press, December 22, 2010).

See also the previous Wild Reed post:
Two Very Different Perspectives on the Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

1 comment:

John said...

I'm overjoyed that another bit of institutionalized bigotry has fallen, it's also pretty clear that it was part of a deal on keeping the Bush tax cuts. So the money gets what it wants, with a social bone tossed to the base. Reminds me of Nixon passing the Clean Air Act while keeping us in Vietnam. One small step forward to cover for three big steps back.