Wow, now this is some good Christmas news for us all-- Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal. It is like an early Christmas present. It's not all that is required to recognize the civil rights for all citizens but it's a big start. It's also about using commonsense and not religious bigotry to make policy.
Maybe Obama will yet redeem himself in the eyes of progressives and the left. The next year will tell a lot about that but this is a good start. :)