Military to Throw Much-Deserved Party for LGBT Troops

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A demonstrator waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Capitol in Washington on October 11, 2009 as tens of thousands of gay activists marched to demand civil rights, a day after President Barack Obama vowed to repeal a ban on gays serving openly in the US military. AFP PHOTO/Maria Belen PEREZ GABILONDO (Photo credit should read Maria Belen Perez Gabilondo/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: MARIA BELEN PEREZ GABILONDO/2009 AFP

Despite predictions to the contrary, in the nine months since "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed, the military hasn't devolved into an orgiastic same-sex free for all. It's almost like homosexual troops just wanted benefits for significant others and the freedom to stop introducing their partner as their "roommate" at parties. The Defense Department is in a celebratory mood, so it's planning an event to mark June as gay pride month. The military already honors Black History Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, but this will be the first event to recognize gay and lesbian troops. The details are still being worked out, but we say an open bar is a must. If anyone deserves a drink it's these folks.