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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement from the Press Secretary on Senate Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

"As the President has long said, ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the military, will strengthen our national security while upholding the basic equality on which this nation was founded. The President looks forward to signing the bill into law."