While we still discriminate, some of our allies have progressed ahead of us already. The Huffington Post has a detailed account.
In Britain, on the other hand, gay and lesbian service members marched in crisp uniforms in the annual Pride London parade July 4. Gay Australian soldiers and sailors had their own float in Sydney’s Gay Mardi Gras parade. In Israel, the army magazine earlier this year featured two male soldiers on the cover, hugging one another.
Also via The Huffington Post comes this video of Obama on the process of lifting the ban on gays in our military:embedded by Embedded Video