17 year ago . . .
while I was in college, a young man told me that gays don't deserve to be in the military because too many of us engage in "fisting,"
Leaders in the Armed Forces distributed copies of the religious right video "The Gay Agenda," containing the discredited research of Paul Cameron, and
Democrat Senator Sam Nunn led the fight against gays serving openly in the military.
All of this led to that awful policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Today . . .
Sam Nunn, now a former Senator, thinks gays should serve openly in the military,
Paul Cameron is suffering a well-deserved public disgrace and his former religious right cohorts are fighting a losing battle against charges of being anti-gay hate groups,
And now, by a vote of 63-33, the Senate has advanced the repeal of DADT, pretty much assuring that gays and lesbians will now be able to serve openly in the military.
Can I get an "amen" for progress?
My only "regret" is that Elaine Donnelly of the so-called Center for Military Readiness will have to find a new job. Oh well, there are plenty of other things she can distort about gay community.