To YouTube or Not-to-YouTube -- that seems to be the question in the Prop 8 same sex marriage court case in San Francisco. Meanwhile, over in Uganda they are debating whether to pass death sentences on homosexuals.
I think it is crucial for gay rights activists to acknowledge and thank the black leaders, including the African American state senators in New York and New Jersey that have stood up to support gay rights.
Gay marriage is a civil rights issue; it will take a Supreme Court decision or an amendment to the US Constitution to make this right. That's almost inconceivably hard work, but ending slavery was no picnic either.
Few other issues whip the conservative media chattering class into a frenzy like the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. This unprecedented federal legal challenge is unlikely to be any different.
I have spent my life in the army fighting for what I believe is right, and to uphold the American dream both at home and abroad. For me, that has meant fighting, actively, against the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.