Michelle Obama sent a personal tweet marking the occasion — tagged “-mo” to indicate she wrote it herself — that the president re-tweeted.
DADT was repealed one year ago today. Our country is stronger, freer, and fairer because of it. Just one more way we’re moving forward.—mo— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) September 20, 2012
Republicans, who largely opposed the repeal, have been quiet on the topic and are unlikely to revisit the legislation any time soon.
Democrats who supported the bill in Congress tweeted that they are just as proud of the move now as they were then.
One year ago, our nation took a historic step forward and affirmed once again that we are greater together—as we wiped #DADT off the books.— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) September 20, 2012
Proud to have supported #DADT repeal. The brave men & women who serve are now free to be who they are & love who they like.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 20, 2012
#DADT repeal 1 year ago today. RT if you believe you should be able to serve the country you love regardless of whom you love.— Rep. Lynn Woolsey (@RepLynnWoolsey) September 20, 2012