Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) tweeted: “The end of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is a victory for our national security and our values. #dadt”

Maine Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote Overnight Tech: States sue FCC over net neutrality repeal | Senate Dems reach 50 votes on measure to override repeal | Dems press Apple on phone slowdowns, kids' health | New Android malware found Overnight Regulation: Dems claim 50 votes in Senate to block net neutrality repeal | Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule | Trump wants to loosen rules on bank loans | Pentagon, FDA to speed up military drug approvals MORE, one of the eight Republican senators who voted to eradicate the policy, tweeted: @SenatorCollins will be honored tonight for her role in abolishing #DADT what a victory!

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Lieberman and Collins joined Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl LevinCarl LevinCongress: The sleeping watchdog Congress must not give companies tax reasons to move jobs overseas A lesson on abuse of power by Obama and his Senate allies MORE (D-Mich.) and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandTrump thinks he could easily beat Sanders in 2020 match-up: report Listen: EMILY’s List upbeat about Dem House in '19 Desperate Democrats shouldn't settle for Oprah MORE (D-N.Y.), at a news conference Tuesday afternoon noting the event with service members and gay rights advocates.

President Obama’s campaign tweeted about the launch of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is History” movement, asking supporters to share stories of how DADT has affected them personally.

Many other lawmakers, mostly Democrats, had praise for the repeal as well, including Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenPawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota EMILY’s List president: Franken did 'right thing for Minnesota' Dem pledges to ask all court nominees about sexual harassment history under oath MORE (D-Minn.) who tweeted that DADT had been a “policy of discrimination,” and Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryFeehery: Oprah Dem presidential bid unlikely Dem hopefuls flock to Iowa Change in Iran will only come from its people — not the United States MORE (D-Mass.), who tweeted, “DADT over; hard to believe it took so long for all patriotic Americans to serve/be who they are.”

Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsA Department of Energy foundation: An idea whose time has come We must reconcile privacy and safety in the digital era Protecting intellectual property in America is harder than ever MORE (D-Del.) pushed to take gay-rights legislation one step further. “Now that DADT is behind us, it’s time to go get DOMA, don’t you think? #dadt”

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), defines marriage only as a union between a man and a woman.