History was made last week with the appointment of Allyson Robinson to serve as the executive director of the newly united OutServe-SLDN (Servicemembers Legal Defense Network) organization. What was historic about it? That Allyson Robinson happens to be a trans woman.
More than 14,000 servicemembers have been dismissed under DADT since 1993. These represent lost careers, lost contributions to our country's safety and people hurt who wanted nothing more than to serve our nation.
What gays and lesbians are looking for -- and will be marching for on Sunday -- is nothing special, and that's exactly the point. It's what every other American already has: equal treatment under the law