WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged to end the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military in a speech Saturday, but acknowledged to a cheering crowd that the policy changes he promised on the campaign trail are not coming as quickly as they expected. "I will end "don’t ask-don’t tell,’" Mr. Obama said at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay civil rights advocacy group. (…) Mr. Obama also called on Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which limits how state, local and federal bodies can recognize partnerships and determine benefits. He also called for a law to extend benefits to domestic partners.
here's video of the speech from MSNBC:
Obama’s speech at the Human Rights Campaign annual dinner
NOTE: for those of you outside the US, here's a link to the speech in YouTube
updated 10/11/2009@1420: added video and link of Obama's speech