While lines at Marine Recruitment Centers may not yet be as long as the ones at court houses following California’s Proposition 8 gay-marriage decision, this week was a huge day for equal rights.
With a 65-31 vote, the Senate has just voted to repeal the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In a nutshell, once President Obama adds his John Hancock to the repeal, people who are openly gay can begin serving in the U. S. Military.
The battle is just beginning, however, as it’s going to take the brass a few weeks to re-write all “policies, regulations and directives” pertaining to the sensitive matter (you think they might have gotten a head start, but no). Hopefully the transition will go much smoother in the battlefield than it has in the political system. Only time will tell.