This is excellent news for LGBT people in the military and another victory in the kulturkampf for the champions of equality. Now there is nowhere in society where gay sex is criminalized, although it is still stigmatized socially.
Interestingly, the other gay-related provisions address another stigma: the criminalization of HIV-positive people.
The Washington Blade's Chris Johnson reports:
Legislative action dealing with the stigmatization of HIV and HIV-positive people is something that I think will be more common in the near future. Since the "AIDS panic" days of the 1980s and early 1990s there are some horrendous and draconian laws on the books around the country.
I'm glad to see there is some positive movement towards decriminalizing HIV, since it has a disparate impact on gay men.