You might have heard the welling up of justice from Washington, DC on Saturday. The US Senate following the House of Representatives voted to allow openly gay and lesbian people to serve in the United States Armed Forces. My answer to this is, “halleluyah!”
As you know, this issue is near and dear to my heart. My uncle Alan is a leading spokesperson against this horrendous policy. Though I now reside in Canada, you can bet I called my senators offices to urge their support (though there wasn’t a lot of concern from Boxer or Feinstein). The fact that several Republican congresspeople broke with their party to turn around this policy is very telling to me and gives me hope that other such discriminatory legislation might go the way of DADT.
We should all celebrate this victory and continue to support the organizations that are doing the important work of eliminating discrimination. There is still far too much work to be done.