UPDATE: After beautiful remarks, President Obama just signed the bill into law. The President reminded us today isn't just about the 17 year old law "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" but about our entire history. Gay people served in the Revolutionary War, Gettysburg and World War II and have always had to hide who they are. The bill signed into law will allow LGBT people to serve openly for the first time in our history.
It is important to note the law does not take effect for 60 days. The President, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense must sign off on the readiness of the military and then the law will take effect.
Today at 9:15am President Obama will sign the bill that repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
The bill passed over the weekend by a 65-31 vote in the Senate. The House earlier approved the bill by a vote of 250-174.
Watch President Obama sign the bill live at C-SPAN3.