In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Obama says his greatest responsibility as commander in chief is to keep Americans safe. And he says the national defense requires the talents of every American, regardless of sexual orientation. He says openly gay and bisexual men and women in uniform are making the military a stronger organization.
Obama signed bipartisan legislation repealing the policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell” in December 2010.
The policy was formally repealed in September 2011.
Obama marked the anniversary while on vacation in Hawaii.
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