A few decades ago gays were immediately discharged from the military for their sexuality. No exceptions. Dishonorably discharged. Now they have to keep their sexuality hidden, but they may still serve.
A few decades before that gays were court martialed and imprisoned if they were discovered. I believe the maximum sentence was 5 years.
A few decades before that gays were considered mentality insane.
My point being that we've made a lot of progress. Maybe it's okay if the removal of DADT takes a little longer. Give some of our service members a little more time to not be so homophobic.
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2. He might not have been an infantry Marine. Not everyone is a grunt, you know...
It doesn't. I'm just saying it's not as black and white as you'd like it to be. What worked for his unit wouldn't work for the unit I was in.So what makes your experience so much more valid that the guy who I presented in that video?
I think national security should dictate the terms of national security. If DADT serves that end, then it should remain in place.To the contrary, I don't think prejudice and bias should dictate the terms of national security.
You really are making no sense at all. What do I have to be partisan about? You think I hate gays or something?The fact that you have to use the word "agenda" when referring to a gay issue, kinda dispels any illusion that you are anything but partisan on this issue.
If ain't broke, don't fix it.
And it is certainly broken when 300 qualified translators are dismissed from the military just because they are gay during a war when there is a shortage of Arab translators. Imagine all the intelligence that could have been missed as a result and how many lives may have been saved with that intelligence.
That is what you get when you let prejudice dictate the terms of national security. People may have needlessly died because of this policy, but you could care less.
Last edited by CriticalThought; 01-30-10 at 10:15 PM.
I won't offer one iota of statistics....
Try as you will, I will not accept homosexuality as anything but deviant & unnatural.....
Do it if you must, but I don't want to see it or & am tired of hearing about it....
I'm sure you didn't ask to be gay, no one said life is fair......