On Dec. 22, 2010, President Barack Obama looked up after signing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act into law and told the audience assembled, "This is done."
Today, after 3 p.m., Obama signed another document, also signed by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: the certification required under the act. In a statement, he said, "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' will end, once and for all, in 60 days — on September 20, 2011."
Read Metro Weekly's report on certification, "Gone in 60 Days."
Download the certification:DADTCert.pdf