Participants carry a large rainbow flag towards the U.S. Capitol during a gay rights demonstration in Washington

 
Participants carry a large rainbow flag towards the U.S. Capitol during a gay rights demonstration in Washington
Participants carry a large rainbow flag towards the U.S. Capitol during a gay rights demonstration in Washington October 11, 2009. Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) said Sunday he expects President Barack Obama to keep a renewed vow to end discrimination against gays in the military, but that Obama should do so with the support of the Pentagon. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS)