Wash Post editorial — Historic votes are cast, but hurdles remain for ending ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
RECENT POLLS have shown that the American people overwhelmingly support allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military. Congress reflected that view late Thursday when a Senate committee and the full House of Representatives voted to repeal the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The vote was a victory for anyone who abhors discrimination. But it’s not a done deal yet.