Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Official: DADT Repeal Has Been Certified

I almost can't believe it. Sixty days until that horrible piece of institutional bigotry is dead.


I have several close friends (including a regular Shaker, who may identify himself in comments if he feels so inclined) who have served this country in the military, forced to secret a part of themselves by the country they loved so much they were willing to lay their lives on the line to protect it, to fight for freedom and equality they weren't even granted themselves.

They are some of the greatest patriots I have ever known, and nothing honors their service better than making sure that no one ever has to serve in a closet again.

Good riddance, DADT.

a scan of the signed certification