Yesterday, Thursday, the US House of Representatives voted to repeal the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy," the law that allows gays and lesbians to serve in the military only if they don't disclose their sexual orientation. See the video.
There are and there always have been gays in the military, as there are gays in every profession and working in every institution. Repeal of this law, which still requires Senate action, would drop the fiction that gays and lesbians are not a significant part of American life, will remove the stigma from honorable men and women, who serve their country at the risk of their lives, and will put to rest the notion that gays service and sacrifices are less honorable than their non-gay compatriots. This repeal is being trumpeted by supporters as a victory for the Obama Administration and for the gay rights movement, it is also a victory for truth, for justice and for America.