A gay rights supporter watches a press conference on the House vote to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. Congress is one step away from ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, with the Senate ready for a landmark vote that could deliver a major victory to the homosexual community, liberals and President Obama. (AP Photo/File)

A gay rights supporter watches a press conference on the House vote to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. Congress is one step away from ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, with the Senate ready for a landmark vote that could deliver a major victory to the homosexual community, liberals and President Obama. (AP Photo/File)