I don’t have a ton to say about today’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell hearings. Obviously, current policy is discriminatory and wrong. It’s also obvious that this is the kind of thing where on any given year it’s more convenient for the military to do it next year instead. But that just takes you back to the fact that it’s discriminatory and wrong. Tons of countries—from Israel to the UK to Canada to Spain to Denmark—have gay and lesbian soldiers serving openly and their militaries function just fine.
Meanwhile, it seems that only eight percent of self-identified Republicans think openly gay men and women be allowed to teach in public schools. The numbers for serving in the military are quite a bit higher than that.