Huffington Post – Billie Jean King: Years from now we may look back on Saturday’s repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and wonder why it was such as big deal in the first place. But today, as we analyze the impact of the 17 year struggle for recognition and acceptance forced upon gays and lesbians in our military, it is a big deal.
This would not have happened without the leadership of President Obama and it’s a victory for all of us and a celebration of doing the right thing.
……I am proud to be an American and I am honored to have the men and women who serve in our armed forces put their lives on the line to protect our nation. Their race, gender or sexual orientation does not matter to me. What matters most is their commitment to our country.