If you need any evidence of how far LGBT rights have come since the 1990s, just look at the newly released documents from the Clinton White House.
At a White House meeting in 1993, a military official reportedly compared coming out as gay to admitting to being a Nazi, rapist, or Ku Klux Klan member:
That reads, "Need to proclaim I'm gay same as I'm KKK, Nazi, rapist. Fractures teamwork. 'I commit act' Amer[ica] doesn't accept."
Today, it's hard to imagine a public official getting away with a comment like that. Gay and lesbian — but not transgender — Americans can now serve openly in the military, and same-sex couples can marry in 27 states.