It's hard to believe there was a time when gay men and women were not allowed to disclose their sexuality while serving in the military. That time was last week.
Here in the land of free expression, those who put on a uniform were not even allowed to utter the words, "I'm gay" without fear of a dishonorable discharge. That practice should offend anyone who is even remotely patriotic.
We're glad Congress and President Obama finally put "don't ask, don't tell" to rest Tuesday. The policy has been discriminatory since President Clinton signed it, but it rang even more offensive in the last 10 years that we've been at war.