Quote: Obama addresses DADT repeal in State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivering the State of the Union address. | New York Times
Obama delivering the State of the Union address. | The New York Times

“Our troops come from every corner of this country — they’re black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American. They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. And, yes, we know that some of them are gay. Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love. And with that change, I call on all our college campuses to open their doors to our military recruiters and ROTC. It is time to leave behind the divisive battles of the past. It is time to move forward as one nation.”

— U.S. President Barack Obama said during his 2011 State of the Union address, forgetting that some of our troops are transgender and are still not allowed to serve openly.

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