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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    They did admit it. She didn't care. And yeah, it was "if you ever speak to her again" *she wasn't exactly mentally healthy* ... so J let it go. Maybe they've been reunited since I'm out of the picture. I would hope so.
    well, i hope so too.


    ....though it seems odd that this would cause you to blame the men involved for creating this problem...

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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, i hope so too.


    ....though it seems odd that this would cause you to blame the men involved for creating this problem...
    None of it would have happened if they hadn't put that stupid-ass note in J's lunch.

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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    true, but that's a prank in fun, not any kind of clique/evil/backstabbing/jealousy/etc. item, like we were discussing. i've done the same and worse to my own friends.

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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What about gays who can't maintain discipline? You're right, we expect the best. We have standards. Not flaunting one's sexuality is a part of that standard.
    Whos flaunting their sexuality?

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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    My husband and I have both had our training.

    Mine included only one question about berthing arrangements and comfort level (that was handled pretty well by our officer who was giving the training). And, there is some talk that the plan right now is to eventually incorporate some sort of benefits arrangement for same sex partners (after a few years, and from what our officer told me from the info he has gotten) should getting SSM legalized take a lot longer than expected.

    My husbands' training included a message from his leading officer that was basically "no change". Although that really isn't true, since an issue that came up in the past year involving a fight between girlfriends shows that there are at least some things that will be treated differently once DADT is officially repealed, including domestic fights (now, at least some military police recommend that no matter the circumstances of a fight between a same sex couple and which was to blame, they should not claim themselves as a couple since they could technically still be discharged for doing so, until the repeal is final, at which time domestic disturbance/violence laws/rules would apply to them as it does opposite sex couples in similar relationships).
    I was curious about marriage benefits. I heard that a same sex spouse wont get the same benefits as an opposite sex spouse.

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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    I think the ****ers should just fight instead of being fighting ****ers.

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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Omgitsme View Post
    I was curious about marriage benefits. I heard that a same sex spouse wont get the same benefits as an opposite sex spouse.
    Should. It's only equality.

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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Should. It's only equality.
    SSM is not recognized by the federal government currently, and the military is part of the federal government, so it is my understanding that gays who are married in states that allow SSM will not be married in the eyes of the military.

    However, most commands do extend their support functions for families to include girl/boyfriends, or did when I was in. The souse support groups and such would let girl/boyfriends in no problem, the ombudsman would talk to them and offer advice, and so on.
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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    SSM is not recognized by the federal government currently, and the military is part of the federal government, so it is my understanding that gays who are married in states that allow SSM will not be married in the eyes of the military.

    However, most commands do extend their support functions for families to include girl/boyfriends, or did when I was in. The souse support groups and such would let girl/boyfriends in no problem, the ombudsman would talk to them and offer advice, and so on.
    Well that sucks

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    Re: Officials: Half of force trained on gay ban repeal

    What a surprise... no one is batting an eyelash. Could it be that following protocol and dedication to the service mean more to those enlisted than these social squabbles?

    The reaction in the U.S. military is the same as in every other western nation that allows gays to serve openly: absolutely nothing.

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