"Government governs best when it governs least -- and stays out of the impossible task of legislating morality. But legislating someone's version of morality is exactly what we do by perpetuating discrimination against gays.
"When you get down to it, no American able to serve should be allowed, much less given an excuse, not to serve his or her country. We need all our talent." -- Former Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona on the ban on gays in the military.