No longer will gay men and women have to defend the freedoms of others while there own is getting spit on. We owe this to our fighting forces. Gay or straight, they are fighting and dying to preserve our natuons interests around the world. And for those of you who don’t like this decision, just think… a gay man or woman may have put a bullet in the head of Osama Bin Laden, or found Sadam Housein in a spider hole. A gay navy seal could have killed the Somali pirates holding US citizens hostages. The gay men and women of the armed services, serve with dignity and honor. They deserve our respect. I can honestly say they are braver and more dedicated than I. Can you say that? Have you put on the Uniform of the United States armed services and fought for your country? If not, then shut up. Your opinion doesn’t matter.