Today, in a 65-31 vote, the Senate ended the ban of gays and lesbians in the military. In my latest book, which hasn't even been released yet, I focused on a theme that revolved around DADT and gays in the military, and kept thinking all the way through the book whether or not I'd see a repeal in my lifetime. It didn't look good for a long time. It's still almost too good to be true and I'm almost waiting for some kind of a catch...like what happened with Proposition 8 in California.
But for now DADT has been repealed, and it looks like it's going to stick, ending one of the most discriminatory laws this country has ever seen.
For more information, Andrea Stone has written a full piece, here.