Catching up on some non-holiday-related thoughts:
Back on Decemeber 22 I happened to see the news carry live coverage of the President signing the bill to repeal the policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." At the beginning of the speech he made preceding that act he started with the line "It's a good day."
And while I don't disagree—I've thought DADT was ridiculous since its introduction—I cannot help but think a really good day will be when it doesn't take 17 years for our government to get around to something like this.
A great day will be when such egregious ways of treating citizens differently (simply for being who they are) won't have been policy in the first place.