In his remarks at the signing ceremony one year ago, President Obama spoke about one of his visits to Afghanistan. “A young woman in uniform was shaking my hand,” he said, “and other people were grabbing and taking pictures. And she pulled me into a hug and she whispered in my ear, ‘Get ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ done.’ And I said to her, ‘I promise you I will.'”
I love the courage of that young woman. Going up to your commander in chief and doing some personal lobbying is pretty amazing. She was basically telling Obama that she was a lesbian (even though it was clearly between the lines).