Federal Judge, Virginia Phillips, ordered the military to immediately stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops, bringing the 17-year “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy closer than it has ever been to being abolished.
Finally a step in the right direction! The fact this issue has played like a game of hot potato in Washington is disgusting. Even though there seems to be the common opinion to overturn this policy, it seems that no one wants to be responsible for making the ultimate decision. Thank you Virginia Philips for having the sense to stand up for what is right, and the authority to make history.
There is NO SHAME in standing up for civil rights. There is NO DISGRACE in believing that all humans are created equal.
When we look back at history, it is the brave men and women who have challenged injustice that are remembered; not those who have cowered in fear.
Challenge yourself to stand up for what you believe. Together we can make this world a better place, not just for LGBT individuals, but for all those who have been oppressed! Don’t let anyone make you feel anything less than a hero!