The fifty or so men and women, most of them military personnel, dining in the room with balloons on the wall at the Cantina Mexicana restaurant Tuesday night came not just for food but to celebrate a historic day in the U.S. military.
“It’s a great day to be gay,” said Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Carothers, not once, but twice, loudly and emphatically.
Carothers, 24, a supply journeyman at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, gathered with members of OutServe Germany to mark the official repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law barring openly gay troops from serving in the military.
“This is a huge day, not only for me to come out and say, ‘I’m gay,’ but I can introduce my girlfriend to everybody and not have to hide it anymore,” she said. “It’s pretty awesome.”
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