Breaking Out of the Closet
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After centuries of being forced into the closet, gay, lesbian and bisexual service members are on the verge of breaking out this year.
Just last night, lawmakers reached a compromise that could pave the way to the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” before the year ends! But this compromise all hinges on key votes this week in the House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee.
No mater how you feel about the military in general, I hope we can all agree that the key tests for military service should be patriotism, a sense of duty, and a willingness to serve – not the gender of the person you love.