You Don’t Have to Ask, But We Can Tell Now
Ding dong, the era of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has come to an end
Yesterday, the Senate voted to strike down – at long last! – the 17-year ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military.
Welcome to the future, America.
The 65-31 decision – “the right thing to do” – was mostly Democrat-driven, but included eight Republican votes.
Sen. John McCain wasn’t among those in favor of the repeal, btw, saying it would cause “great damage” to the United States’ armed forces.
To which I say: Suck it, John McCain.
Your choice of running mate a couple of years ago didn’t show the soundest judgment, so go discriminate in your own house and let the country and its fine people move into a new era of inclusiveness, you ol’ bat.
President Obama, btw, hailed the action, saying it was “time to close this chapter in our history.”
Ditto, of course, a lot of celebs.
Now, can we do something about marriage equality and equal rights of all kind (including those that’d make it possible for binational gay couples to tie the knot) a reality, please?