I hope the abolition of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is immediate. But there is still one crucial step that this country needs to take: We must make civil marriage equality the law of the land.
The Matthew Shephard Act is shaping up to be a complete sell-out of any campaign promises that Democrats made to the gay community.
It is time for black Christians to speak out against the campaign against the Matthew Shepard Act. Homophobic black clergy do not speak for the entire black Christian community.