Sunday, September 14

Memorial Markers - Sacramento already has one, will Capitol Hill soon? This WaPo report on the movement to memorialize deceased gay veterans in DC notes that a similar monument was recently erected in the California capital. There seems to be some controversy over whether the Sacto marker is "state-sanctioned." While Congressional Cemetery -- the famous home of the proposed DC memorial -- is on privately-held lands, you can expect politics to be deeply involved. One of the articles more moving passages talks about how DoD regulations prevent any mention of long-time partners in the "full honors" burials of gay soldiers in national cemeteries. Typical, I suppose, of the callous way the "don't ask, don't tell" policy imposes hardships on our veterans.