The federal court ruling yesterday that says military discrimination against homosexuals is unconstitutional is important in the military context, but it's more important in the broader context, as the New York Times notes.
The decision is among a number of recent rulings that suggest a growing judicial skepticism about measures that discriminate against homosexuals, including rulings against California’s ban on same-sex marriage and a Massachusetts decision striking down a federal law forbidding the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage.
This is what is increasingly being teed up, not just in courts and legislatures, but in hearts and minds. Is it right — never mind statutorily legal or constitutional — to discriminate against people on account of sexual orientation? Polls show that a growing number of people think not. Change is gonna come.