Today, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is officially over. Gays and lesbians in the military no longer have to hide who they are, and the servicemembers who were discharged under this policy can re-enlist.
Before I joined the campaign, I worked from the White House on getting this done. And I can honestly say that repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is one of the greatest things I have been or ever will be a part of.
But today's news isn't just a policy promise kept — it's a personal promise kept to the thousands of real people who needed and deserved this change.
Watch four people explain what today means to them—and let us know what it means to you.