U.S. District Judge Virginia Phelps has ordered the military to stop enforcing the 17 year old "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Now proponents of the policy can begin to live with themselves and the legacy they've left behind. Let's hope some day that it's the massive scar on their records that it deserves to be.
The article quotes an official as saying "It's important to point out that today's federal court order comes less than two months (Dec. 1) before the Pentagon is to provide Secretary of Defense Robert Gates with a plan on how, not if, but how to implement the repeal of 'Dont Ask Dont Tell' in the military." This is funny to me, because it seems like terminating a policy would not require much "implementing." Simply STOP kicking people out of the military for being gay!