Obama Certifies Repeal Of Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy
Douglas Wilson (L), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and Virginia Penrod (R), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy and Chairwoman of the Repeal Implementation Team, listen as Maj. Gen. Steven Hummer (2R), Chief of Staff for the Repeal Implementation Team, speaks during a press briefing on Don't Ask Don't Tell at the Pentagon July 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Pentagon announced that President Barack Obama signed a certification to be sent to Congress that is necessary to end the United States military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy making it possible for gay and lesbians to openly serve in the military.
(July 21, 2011 - Source: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images North America) more pics from this album »