The first headline I saw on my homepage today read like this:
Top Uniformed Officer: Gay ban should be lifted
The top uniformed officer is Admiral Mike Mullen. This is my favorite quote from the article, in case you don't have time to read it.
"No matter how I look at the issue," Mullen said, "I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens." Noting that he was speaking for himself and not for the other service chiefs, Mullen added: "For me, it comes down to integrity — theirs as individuals and ours as an institution."
I really liked it and it kind of cheered me up a little bit today. It's good to know that the military that I so dearly support is looking into returning the favor in some way.