This is tremendous victory for all who believe in Equality and Justice. We congratulate the many lesbian, gay and bisexual servicemembers and veterans, and their supporters, who made this victory possible.

But the battle isn’t over. The repeal is still subject to attacks in Congress. Homophobia runs deep in the military, and we expect abuse by homophobic commands and servicemembers. For those who choose to come out in the military, we are concerned that harassment and discrimination may pose serious problems.

If you are subjected to harassment or see others being harassed, we urge you to contact the Military Law Task Force for legal assistance.