Right now, I wish I was in Washington, DC out and about in Logan, and preparing to raise gin gimlet filled glass to the formal ending of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" with gay, lesbian and bisexual friends (and one cousin) who served, and serve, in the military. I am also extremely happy for all of those currently serving in silence (or semi-silence), because they finally can breathe a sigh of relief and simply live their lives without the threat of losing their careers. I doubt that the transition will be problem free, but I am sure that with time, as has been shown in foreign military organizations, "gays in the military" will not induce shock or derision. I'm sure Leonard Matlovich is smiling, wherever he is.
UPDATE 9.20.11: I just saw that one of the co-founders (h/t Towleroad) of the group OutServe has decided to come out publicly. OutServe is an organization of active serving military personnel.