Repealing "don't ask, don't tell" was an important milestone. Achieving marriage equality should be one of the next steps, says Equality Matters president Richard Socarides. "We should insist that President Obama show moral leadership on marriage equality by not only endorsing it now, but by using his considerable powers of persuasion to help all Americans understand why equality matters." "While some policymakers still exist in both parties who think that support for marriage equality is too much to ask, positions on this issue are changing rapidly as the culture of the country progresses."