December 20, 2010


The Senate did a truly great thing Saturday, at last voting to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell and allow gays to at last serve openly in the military.

I remember arguing about gays in the military in high school debate, and wondering what in the world whether or not someone was gay had to do with how good a soldier they were.

What happened in the intervening two decades was that attitudes about the issue, and gay issues in general, have changed profoundly, to the point where - at a time when Republicans almost never go along with the president- several GOPers voted for the repeal.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 20, 2010 12:14 AM
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