View Full Version : 'Don't ask, don't tell' is repealed by Senate
The years-long legislative debate over the policy came to an end Saturday as senators voted 65 to 31 to send the repeal legislation to President Obama, who campaigned on a pledge to eliminate the ban on gays serving openly. Eight Republicans joined 57 members of the Democratic caucus; four senators did not vote.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/18/AR2010121801729.html
Without regard to your feelings about homosexuality per se (if possible), do you support or oppose this change in policy, and why?
12-22-2010, 09:59 PM
It's been a long time coming for the gay and lesbian communities, but given my personal conversations with friends whom are active duty officers in both the Marines and the Navy, this hasn't been an issue for some time in the military-I think most of the survey's that were done among all branches showed at least 85% of currently enlisted don't care if their platoon includes gay soldiers as long as those soldiers are good ones.
Hopefully this helps not only with recruitment of language officers (I think we've all seen the studies which show tolerance goes up along with education, for whatever reason) which seem to be in dire need right now.
12-22-2010, 10:43 PM
I was surprised at the negativity in the media, and some of the major changes that would have to be made according to msnbc ( rather liberal), as well as cnn, regarding education, and also they made no bones about indicating that the time for some of the changes to be in effect would be a long time coming. If the above polls are true I am surprised all of this is necessary. :)
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