Maddow commemorates end of DADT

The MSNBC host looks back at the controversial policy and the people who fought its repeal


Peter Finocchiaro
September 20, 2011 4:21PM (UTC)

Don't Ask, Don't Tell officially ended today at 12:01 a.m., after nearly 18 years as the law of the land. Rachel Maddow marked the occasion on her program last night. She recognized President Obama for carrying out repeal and checked in on some of the most vocal opponents of gay people in the military over the years. That includes Cindy Jacobs, who said in January that the DADT repeal was causing birds to fall dead from the sky, and who, since then, has endorsed Rick Perry's stadium prayer event.

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