*President Barack Obama has signed a notice to Congress that will officially end the military’s ban on homosexuals serving openly, according to CBN.com.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Friday that officials confirmed that ending “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” would not adversely affect military readiness.

Shortly after that, Obama formally signed off on the decision, putting it into effect in 60 days.

“As commander in chief, I have always been confident that our dedicated men and women in uniform would transition to a new policy in an orderly manner that preserves unit cohesion, recruitment, retention and military effectiveness,” Obama said in a statement.

Read more at CBN.com.