It's out of whack, and I don't think any serious person could say it's not...The policy as implemented does not work as I announced and as the leaders of the military at that time in 1993 pledged to implement it.
President William J. Clinton, December 17, 1999
The policy I am announcing today is, in my judgment, the right thing to do and the best way to do it.
President William J. Clinton, July 19, 1993
For a period of about one year (October 1992 to November 1993), along with several other energetic and dedicated soldiers, I helped raise money, lobby Congress, and organize a campaign. We also participated in radio and television interviews and offered our personal stories to print media. Some news shows labeled us gay activists. Well, I submit that people still disagree bitterly about what it means to be . . . an "activist."