Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010
The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 is a landmark United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on 22 December 2010 that repealed the oppressive "Don't ask, don't tell" policy of the US armed forces, which banned openly gay people from serving in the military. The act stopped the firing of military personnel upon the discovery of their homosexuality, and it allowed for gay people to serve openly in the armed forces without institutional discrimination.