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This is the best video ever. After seeing Harry Reid accept Dan Choi's West Point ring at Netroots Nation last summer, it is just poignant to see it returned. I got up at 6 am yesterday to watch the signing ceremony for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and it was sweet. I especially appreciated this declaration from the president:
"For we are not a nation that says, 'don't ask, don’t tell.' We are a nation that says, 'Out of many, we are one.'"
It's not over. There is much more to do, especially with Proposition 8 moving through the courts and DOMA still on the books. But it is a step forward -- an important one, and one to celebrate.
Lt. Dan Choi's most recent tweet is one I'm keeping to remind of what is yet left to do:
The next time I get a ring from a man, I expect it to be for full, equal, American marriage.
You betcha, Lt. Choi.