The Senate Saturday voted to end a longstanding ban on gay troops serving openly in the US armed services ...... and with time you will see that this was not as big as a problem as some thought.
Six Republicans – Sens. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and George Voinovich of Ohio – broke with their party to give Democrats the votes needed to break a GOP filibuster. The measure subsequently passed, 65 to 31. Sens. John Ensign (R) of Nevada and Richard Burr (R) of North Carolina also joined Democrats on the final vote.
The House passed an identical repeal on Wednesday, 250-175, sending the bill to the White House. At least 60 days before the law takes effect, both the President and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have to certify that ending the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy won’t adversely affect military readiness or morale.
Sure, the activist will be a pain as they over-reach - but we'll deal with them as they come over the ridge. It will be nice to say, "Now What?" to the ROTC haters.
It is also, IMAO, the right thing to do.