So as of Tuesday morning, after midnight on the east coast, the prohibition of open homosexuality (or closed) in the military died.

Thanks to Mitch for forwarding this video of a soldier son coming out to his father.  This is true bravery.


Meanwhile, Navy Lt. Gary Ross planned a trip to Vermont and married at 12:00 a.m. exactly, the first official post-DADT marriage.


This WAPO article contains these two stories, and some more.

And that article led this gentleman to change his mind on the issue.  Sort of.


Addendum:  A soldier deployed in Iraq identifies himself as gay and asks whether Santorum would stop the progress made by gays and lesbians in the military.  Santorum says he would reinstate DADT, and shows that he either doesn’t understand the policy or lies, saying simply that “sex shouldn’t matter,” and erroneously implies that the policy applies only to sexual activity and not preference.  Note also that the soldier is booed by several members of the audience, but I’m sure there’ll be plenty of analysis to convince us that they weren’t really booing him personally and it’s really not so bad, yada, yada, yada.