President Obama is scheduled to sign the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell today, and the Washington Post has a few details:
The signing will not immediately end the law, but instead begins the process of ending the ban on gays in the military.
The law won’t actually change until the Pentagon certifies to Congress that the military has met several preconditions, including education and training programs for the troops.
So many people wanted to witness the signing of the bill that the White House scheduled the ceremony in the auditorium of Interior Department headquarters.
Considering the overwhelming support this repeal had on both sides of the political divide, it’s not hard to understand why so many would want to watch this historic signing.