Rachel went over the details of the revisions to DADT announced yesterday. She also had Lt. Dan Choi on last night (the one year anniversary of his “outing” on her show) to discuss how this intermediate step — a repeal is still needed by Congress for soldiers to openly serve — is not sufficient. All this modification does is discourage witchhunts; implicit in this message is the servicemembers must stay firmly in the closet about their partners and lives in ways that are not constrained if you are heterosexual.
Note The Advocate’s Kerry Eleveld in the clip asking Sec. Def Gates a question about the limited policy changes to the discriminatory policy.