I wonder when the bigots in our country will accept facts, instead of prejudice. One day, gay people will have equal rights in this country too. Britain has taken a step in the right direction - and it was a brilliant success. Sadly, they didn't do it because they wanted - they had huge fears, all of which proved unwarranted. It was the European court which forced them to do so, based on non-discrimination. If only our Supreme Court was equally enlightened and smart. Oh well, not a chance with the conservatives in control - they'll hang on to their bigotry, hatred and ignorance as long as possible, in true "conservative" style. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/21/world/europe/21britain.html?pagewanted=1 Since the British military began allowing homosexuals to serve in the armed forces in 2000, none of its fears about harassment, discord, blackmail, bullying or an erosion of unit cohesion or military effectiveness have come to pass, according to the Ministry of Defense, current and former members of the services and academics specializing in the military. The biggest news about the policy, they say, is that there is no news. It has for the most part become a nonissue.