History will judge poorly those who tried to remove the basic human rights of their fellow human beings.
The Senate voted 65 to 31 Saturday to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, beginning the process of ending a 17-year ban on gays serving openly in the military and reversing decades of official military policy.
A years-long campaign to end the ban came to a swift conclusion Saturday as 57 members of the Senate Democratic caucus and eight Republicans voted to end the ban.
In a statement, President Obama praised the procedural vote earlier in the day that allowed for Saturday’s historic passage: “I am also absolutely convinced that making this change will only underscore the professionalism of our troops as the best led and best trained fighting force the world has ever known.”
President Obama will sign the bill next week, the White House said Saturday.(via)
Now its only a matter of time before gay marriage is legal in every state. Because if America will let you fight and die for us, the least we can do is let you marry the person you love.
It is a damn shame that we still live in a world where a third of the senate would still vote against a bill like this.