Welcome back. It was a day that was a couple of years in the making. Back in 2008 – during his presidential campaign – Barack Obama advocated for a full repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
The policy, which prohibited servicemen and women with same-sex attraction to openly serve, had resulted in the discharge of more than 13 thousand men and women from the military since first going into effect in 1993.
This past December – after much debate in Washington and a report from the Pentagon – the Senate voted to end the U-S military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
Just days after the vote, President Obama, as promised, signed the repeal into law.
Throughout the process, people on both sides of the issue voiced their views, including Archbishop for the Military Services Timothy Broglio. Ahead of the repeal taking effect, our Matt McClure spoke by phone with Archbishop Broglio.
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