By Sumer Dayal (UNSW, Sydney)
After years of discourse and moooooonths of debate, Barack Obama has finally repealed America's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Policy.
John McCain must have been in a giving mood this Christmas. That or Republicans are so drunk on tax-cuts you could ask any of them for anything.
The next few months will no doubt be interesting - are gays actually going to walk openly in the military? Or does the culture still say no? It may be early days, since there's still plenty of layers the bill has to go through in order to be certified.
What's certain is that there's going to be some tough adjustments in the coming months, but at the end of the day a long-overdue justice has been provided.
So wow, guess what. Obama can actually get something done.