President Barack Obama signs the Don’t Tell Repeal Act into law on Weds. Dec. 22, 2010. See full video of speech and signing ceremony below. The event starts at 9:15 a.m. ET at the U.S. Dept. of Interior; watch live stream below. Thereafter, check back for complete replay video and transcript.
UPDATE: Video and transcript are below.
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Click the picture above to see the full gallery of photos. Here is a report from the Washington Post on the DADT signing ceremony.
Live web-feed video above. The event can also be seen via the White House Web site as well as on CNN Live and the White House iPhone app, a free download.
The signing takes place at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. The landmark DADT repeal vote passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 250 to 175 and the Senate by a vote of 65 to 31 and ends a policy first established in 1993 during the Clinton administration which barred openly gays and lesbians from serving in the military.
The full text of the legislation can be seen here: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010.
Today’s complete itinerary: President Obama official schedule and guidance, Dec. 22, 2010.
A preview video is below. For more on the legislation see:
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