Obama: 'Gays Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy will end on my watch'

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New York, Oct 15 (ANI): President Barack Obama has declared that the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, which prevents homosexuals to serve in military, will culminate during his tenure.

The president responded to a question at a town hall-style event, where he took questions from young voters in the audience and via Twitter.

"Obviously, I don't profess to be an expert. But I don't think it's a choice. I think people are born with a certain makeup, and that we're all children of God. We don't make determinations about who we love, and that's why I think that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong," the New York Post quoted him as saying.

"Anybody should be able to serve, and they shouldn't have to lie about who they are in order to serve. But this isn't a question about whether the policy will end. This policy will end, and it will end on my watch," he added.

As Obama held the town hall event, his administration filed court papers asking a federal judge to allow the policy to continue while it seeks an appeal.

The town hall event brought together 225 young people representing a variety of backgrounds, interests and political viewpoints. (ANI)

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