WASHINGTON - JULY 22: (L-R) Douglas Wilson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Jeh Johnson, the Department of Defense's General Counsel, Maj. Gen. Steven Hummer, Chief of Staff for ... more 
WASHINGTON - JULY 22: (L-R) Douglas Wilson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Jeh Johnson, the Department of Defense's General Counsel, Maj. Gen. Steven Hummer, Chief of Staff for the Repeal Implementation Team, and Virginia Penrod, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy and Chairwoman of the Repeal Implementation Team, listen to questions during a press briefing on the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell at the Pentagon July 22, 1011 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. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) less 
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