Wednesday, December 22, 2010

About Time, Too

All of Boud's clan, human, animal and fibrous, today give a shout out to a Congress that finally swept away one more barrier to civil rights, and passed the repeal of the infamous Don't Ask, Don't Tell. That was a compromise between not allowing gay people to serve at all in the military, and between allowing them to serve without compromising their own integrity by hiding their identity. An unhappy compromise, too.

So now, one more step in the right direction, toward a simple civil right, not to conceal your self while putting your life on the line for the rest of us.

Dear friends who are gay, and out, or gay and not out, or gay and I respect your privacy about the matter, we celebrate this step and look forward to more of them.

And we can all join in and say, well, about time, too!

2 comments:

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

YAY! I definitely thought about party hats when I read the news reports too! You have to celebrate the victories when you get 'em. :)

dianesowo said...

I'm in solidarity with all of the LGBT folks! My sister was a lesbian and it broke my heart that she was afraid to tell me for fear I would reject her. She lived outside the country for more than thirty years to avoid the discrimination against her on account of being a lesbian and being Black, so I missed out on over half her life and now she's gone. So in honor of her, hooray, don't ask don't tell is over!!!