It's a momentous day for gay rights and for the United States as a whole.
The Senate has voted to allow gay men and women to serve in the military openly, abolishing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that his been in place for nearly 20 years.
"It is time to close this chapter in our history. It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed," said Barack Obama.
It's amazing that it took this long to get this passed, but it's better late than never. If people want to serve in the military and are willing to put their lives in danger for the safety and the freedom for our country, whose business is it to tell them they must be heterosexual? It's actually kind of silly to suggest that someone's sexual orientation prohibits them from serving in our military "properly" or "the right way."
This is a great step forward and Obama is being cheered once more.