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Progressives have a lot to be disappointed about in the Obama presidency.

Inequality remains stark and the jobs picture downright scary.

The healthcare law — while it will save many lives – lacks a public option and further entrenches private insurance companies.

But on a key question of social justice, fairness, and equality, the president has delivered. Starting on Tuesday, gays and lesbians won’t have to hide who they are to fight and die for the country they love.

“With the long-overdue end of the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, our nation will finally close the door on a fundamental unfairness for gays and lesbians, and indeed affirm equality for all Americans,” said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

“When the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate took action last year to end this wrongheaded policy, we reaffirmed the core American principle that anyone who wishes to serve, secure, and defend this country must be judged by their abilities and honored for their dedication and sacrifice.”

Army Veteran and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis celebrated in a triumphant Monday statement.

“The repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is an historic milestone along the journey to achieving LGBT equality in America’s military, and Tuesday is a monumental day for our service members and our nation.”

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