Today the US Senate voted to repeal the ban on gay Americans serving openly in our military. The bill, already approved by the House of Representatives, will go to President Obama, who has indicated he would sign it, ending a shameful legacy of state-sanctioned homophobia and discrimination.
In keeping with our long-standing motto: “You don’t get a cookie for doing the right thing,” I’m not going to congratulate Congress for finally—FINALLY!—voting to repeal. I am, however, extremely happy that they did.
It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.
PS: You may enjoy celebrating by queering up this Fox News poll. The questions are all phrased problematically, of course, but you know which to vote for.