Today the United States military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is officially over. It is the end of a long era. There will still be challenges and there is still a lot of work to be done, but decades of hard word by so many courageous men and women to overcome fear and hate has lead to this moment, today.
For all my disillusionment, I can take solace in this. Today, my country has made a huge leap forward and for that I am grateful.