This ain't your granddad's military.
Nine months after the the Pentagon formally ended its 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," that barred gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, the Pentagon on Tuesday celebrated Gay Pride Month, the first time in history such an event has occurred at the Pentagon.
Things are changing rapidly with the military when it comes to LGBT rights.
The McClatchy News Service reports that last Saturday, a Navy chaplain at Joint Base McGuire-Dix in New Jersey performed what officials believed to be the first same-sex civil union ceremony at a U.S. military base. The ceremony joined an Air Force enlisted airman and his civilian partner.