The Pentagon had been taking its time.
"The more someone complains about homos the more we should look under their bed."
Of course, they have forever to remain closeted if they want to. But, officially.
A man sheds a tear before Barack Obama signs the repeal of DADT.
At the beginning of the gay rights movement, opposition to the military was taken for granted. Now the right to enlist in it is a milestone on the way to full equality.
"No longer will many thousands more be asked to live a lie in order to serve the country they love."