The erosion of DADT may come case by case as discharged military seek redress through the Courts and the military is unable to meet this criteria of “furthering government interest”.
The same government which refused to debate this on the Senate Floor can't make a substantial court case to show why this policy is necessary. The Republicans use rhetoric of fear, hatred and intolerance to rally their base and the Democrats expect their progressive base aka “us” to be content with the drip drip drip approach.
Do we really expect the ACLU to take up every discharge case? Does that mean our campaign contributions are better invested in judicial races and legal organizations than advocacy groups? I mean that ACLU is accomplishing something.
A few more injured members of our military will receive top notch nursing care when the best and brightest are rightfully restored to “our” armed services.