The Senate just repealed DADT a little before 4PM today. Over 200 years of military injustice will be set “straight” and signed into law by President Obama this coming week. I’m off to a holiday party at Philadelphia Gay News owner and publisher, Mark Segal – a Philadelphia legendary gay rights pioneer I have known for decades.
Tonight’s holiday party is bound to be more festive than any in recent memory. There’s something REAL for everyone to celebrate.
Only 8 republicans voted, including Scott Brown – he just got cuter in my eyes, even if he wouldn’t personally ever care to meet me. Face it, he is handsome, but neither he nor any heterosexual person need now or ever fear anyone from the LGBT community.
Let’s CELEBRATE equality and justice for all…!!!
Next, find a way to revive the ‘Dream Act’ and we’ll be on our way to fully fulfilling the American dream for everyone.
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Postscript – After reading my friend Mark’s comment, I replied with the following words and decided to add them to the posting:
Mark, as a gay man I have to admit 2 of the major perks of BEING gay have always been, to MY eyes, NOT getting married and NOT serving in the military. In the same breath I don’t want anyone to tell me I can’t do these things, as a member of a discriminated-against minority.
I’m frankly amazed how the republicans have been so disinclined to use gay people as cannon fodder. And as much problem as I’ve had with gay Log Cabin Republicans, I have to hand it to them. Their experience in *”wanting to be a member of a club that doesn’t want them to join” – has certainly paid off.
*Thank you Groucho Marx