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    WASHINGTON — Army reserve officer Tammy Smith calls her recent promotion to brigadier general exciting and humbling, saying it gives her a chance to be a leader in advancing Army values and excellence.

    What she glosses over is that along with the promotion she is also publicly acknowledging her sexuality for the first time, making her the first general officer to come out as gay while still serving. It comes less than a year after the end of the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” law.
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    The troops under her command will look FABULOUS.
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    Good for her. The one bright spot in Obama's presidency was that he eliminated "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". However, until DOMA is dead, the work is not yet done for the homosexual community.

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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Good for her. The one bright spot in Obama's presidency was that he eliminated "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". However, until DOMA is dead, the work is not yet done for the homosexual community.
    Agreed. I have very few things to say that are positive when speaking of the President. The ending of the discrimination in the military was one of them.
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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

    Not to ruin a good story, but I'm still waiting for whatever negative fallout so many predicted to occur.

    Also she's logistics like me, coolio.

    And lastly, she looks like she's dating her sister. Just saying those two look really alike...

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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    The troops under her command will look FABULOUS.
    That depends if she's a lipstick lesbian or not.
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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

    Jred-
    wrong stereotype, females are hyped as butch or diesel dykes, it is the gay males who get the FABULOUS, fashionista tag.

    Be interesting to see how many more senior officers are gay...

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    And, sadly, if she gets deathly ill, her long time partner cannot visit her in her military hospital...
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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

    She looks ugly.

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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

    Be careful as to whom is in your fox hole.

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