Big day for Barack Obama. He made history today by signing the Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. Now openly gay service members can serve the U.S. of A.
And by "now" I mean after the Pentagon implements its 87-page repeal plan (which could take months), and after Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen each certify that repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell won't adversely affect military readiness, and after an additional 60 mandated days pass.
(Presumably this additional 60 days is a grace period in which God can voice his opinion on the matter by either granting his quiet ascent, or by smiting the sinful US military from on high with lightning bolts.)
Will it actually happen after all those hurdles have been jumped through? Really? What about all those right wing bigwigs (I'm looking at you John McCain) who vehemently oppose gays serving openly?