The materials in FOIA 23-30052-F are a selective, not necessarily all-inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials. 

FOIA 23-30052-F requested photos taken at the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal signing ceremony on December 22, 2010, including photographs taken before, during, and after President Obama’s speech.

This FOIA primarily contains photographs from before and during the repeal signing ceremony at the Department of the Interior, including President Obama delivering remarks, signing the Repeal Act, and greeting the crowd along the rope line after signing.


673 assets

  • Photographs

The materials in FOIA 23-30052-F are a systematic body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials.  

Documents responsive to this FOIA were found in these collection areas – Obama Presidential Electronic Records.

The Executive Office of the President (EOP) instance of the Electronic Records Archive (ERA) contains electronic records created or received by Obama administration staff. These records are stored in Search and Access Sets (SAS) that represent their originating computer program, such as Exchange Email or the Worker and Visitor Entry System (WAVES). In addition to records captured from the White House’s electronic systems, EOP-ERA also contains records from the home and shared drives used by White House staff.

The following is a list of documents, folders, and electronic search results lists (SRLs) that were processed in response to FOIA23-30052-F:

Electronic Records

          AV_23-30052-F Repeal Signing contains 673 photographs.


Collection is open to all researchers. Access to Barack Obama Presidential Records is governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA) (44 USC 2201) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 USC 552, as amended) and therefore records may be restricted in whole or in part in accordance with legal exemptions.

Official records of Barack Obama’s presidency are housed at the Barack Obama Presidential Library and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act (PRA).

Staff Archivists, 2023. Previously restricted materials are added as they are released.