|President Barack Obama makes Congressional calls from the Oval Office on Dec. 18 before the final Senate vote repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military.|
Even then, though, a 60-day congressional review period must pass before 10 U.S.C 654 -- the DADT law -- will be off the books.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office confirmed the enrollment cermony for the DADT repeal bill will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium. According to the advisory, "Pelosi, House and Senate Democrats will join with servicemembers ... to sign legislation repealing" DADT.
As the release notes, enrollment is the last step before the bill goes to the president for his signature.