DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL….Legal issues aside, the real problem with the Solomon Amendment is that it shouldn’t even be necessary. If the military simply ended its bigoted and unjustifiable ban on openly gay service members, its recruiters wouldn’t be barred from universities in the first place.

So how close are we to that? Steve Benen points out that a bipartisan effort to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is up to 109 co-sponsors. We’re halfway there.