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Old 09-22-2010, 07:32 AM   #31 (permalink)
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here's what i think:
if gay people are willing to go out there and die for our country, are they any less american? and shouldn't they be allowed to?

the reason the government won't let them (atleast the openly gays) is because they think it'll lead to other things like gay marriage.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:46 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I don't know if they're worried about it leading to gay marriage or anything of the sort. I mean, ultimately I'm curious as to whether or not the military would accept or recognize civil unions or anything of the sort - actually kind of interested to see how that plays out.

I think that it was mostly intended as an anti-discriminatory measure so that gays could serve in the armed forces. It was meant to protect the gay soldiers from discrimination within the service. Ultimately, that proved to be further discrimination in and of itself as soldiers have been discharged in the thousands ultimately for their sexual preference.

It's flawed, and repealing it won't make anyone more accepting of the gay community per say, but it will at least give them an opportunity to live their life.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:49 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Don't you think that the DoD removing this current policy will shift the public opinion though? How are the people supposed to be tolerant to something when their own government and leaders have policies in place that support and encourage intolerance? Seems to me like the DoD, and the government in general is taking a huge step in the right direction. I think this will do more good for our country than bad.
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