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September 20, 2011

A man who is active-duty in the Navy, and only gave his name as Matt, wears a shirt being signed by others that reads "I survived D.A.D.T." (don't ask, don't tell) shortly before midnight during a celebration for the end of the policy late Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in a bar in San Diego. After years of debate and months of final preparations, the military can no longer prevent gays from serving openly in its ranks. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)