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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Telecaster View Post
    This is the evolution of our society. I'm fine with gays in my local community, work, etc, so I'd be fine with gays in my platoon. But were I in the military today, I just want to know...am I allowed to file a sexual harassment suit (or charge) if a gay soldier keeps coming on to me?
    Well of course you are. Don't worry though, the odds of it happening are extremely low.
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Last time I looked the 82nd airborne was not part of the Navy and that is all I can speak for.........when you start ridingg destroyers at sea for 90 days at a time let me know.......
    It is part of the military. I see no reason to single either out as different. And as heterosexuals and homosexuals are not attracted to each other, there is nothing about them being together for 90 days of consequence. BTW, they are out with each other right now. Today. Always have been.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    At the small unit level in the Army, we are anticipating the change in policy. I doubt that it effects us very seriously in our day-to-day operations in CONUS or deployed.

    I personally have never known any Soldier to be discharged under DADT. I do think there are gay servicemembers serving now and they know to keep it quiet. Will they "come out" if the policy is overturned? I doubt it, but I could be wrong. I currently command a 110 man unit (all males); if DADT is done away with, I'll simply inform my troops that the same EO policies that exist now prohibiting racist and sexist remarks also apply to gays. No big deal.

    I really don't care either way, but if the Brits and IDF can pull it off, then I doubt it will be that earth-shattering for us. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
    Reposted because of the common sense shown. Well done!
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Reposted because of the common sense shown. Well done!
    Agreed. A simple adult reaction. That is all we should ask for. Nothing more and nothing less.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well of course you are. Don't worry though, the odds of it happening are extremely low.
    Why is that?
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Agreed. A simple adult reaction. That is all we should ask for. Nothing more and nothing less.
    And a simple, adult reaction from a man currently serving in the military.
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Follow quite closely and it's all you have. Any discussion will degrade into name calling, homophobic this, don't want gays to have any rights that, bigot, narrow minded, naive, ignorant, it's a consistent barrage and it's normally all the Left has when dicussing these issues.



    Military men.....do mind.



    The military does reject it, especially men.



    Again, the women I have no clue. The men do not approve of open serving gay members, sorry.
    Sorry...but the facts don't back up your postings. See Navy's link. The overwhelming majority of the military men and women say that they would have no issue with it.
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Why is that?
    For the same reason it's not likely most straight men will ever have a sexual harassment charge filed against them. Sexual harassment has more to do with poor behavior and discretion than it does orientation.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Fairness doesn't apply in the military. You just do as your told, Sailor.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Dude, everyone in the military takes orders. You aren't an exception to that. The fact that you had an officer over you should clue you into this fact.

    And if the SECNAV told you to get on your face you'd do it without question or you'd be court-martialed. End of story, old timer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Point is, you follow orders, whether you're a Chief or a god damn General. Do you agree?
    Yes, I do, and I've said as much through this entire thread. Over and over again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post

    You educate them and expect them to act like the ****ing adults they're supposed to be, to follow their orders and not deviate from them for any pansy "personal reasons." You give them strict instructions and allow for one or two "oopsie" moments, so no one can cry foul about how awful and harsh it is to have to suddenly behave like a grown up. After that, they're out.

    Just do your damned job and get over yourself.
    This is the answer you dismissed outright – loudly and often – as being impractical, impossible, and ignorant.

    But here's the delicious part! What you fail to recognize is that your answer:

    "You just do as your told… without question or you'll be court-martialed. End of story."
    Is exactly the same as my answer:

    "Follow your orders and do not deviate from them. If you don't, you're out.”
    OHNOES!!! You just sunk your own battleship!

    Oh, and about this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Haven't I said time and again that it should be left up to the discretion of the commander?
    Here you go:

    In a packed committee room, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff looked hostile Republican senators in the eye and told them unwelcome news: He thinks gays should be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces he commands.

    "Speaking for myself and myself only, it is my personal belief that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do," the nation's top military officer told the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "No matter how I look at this issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens. For me personally, it comes down to integrity -- theirs as individuals and ours as an institution." --WaPo
    Your commander has spoken.



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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well of course you are. Don't worry though, the odds of it happening are extremely low.
    Yeah, is that why thousands have been discharged since DADT was instituted?
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