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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And why does that law exist?
    An outdated traditon of imposing Judeo Christan morals?

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Of course there are exceptions to every rule but they are very rare...........I myself have never seen a case prosecuted where and enlisted man or woman were involved unless it was between and enlisted person and an officer where fraternization takes place and that is verboten............
    Navy just fgured it out!

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And why does that law exist?
    To try to offer an alternative to shooting your "buddy" after finding out he just slept with your wife? I can actually think of couple of good reasons for this rule, although it is pretty out of date everywhere else and should never be more than ammunition for/in a divorce in the civilian world. Although, considering this only applies if the guy/girl sleeps with someone else's wife/husband, not girlfriend/boyfriend or even fiancee or if they cheat on their spouse, it really isn't applied very fairly.

    I doubt there are too many people who would not admit that there are some military-only rules that are reasonable and may have foundation. The rule against gays serving openly isn't one of them. There are already gays serving in the military. In order to defend your stance, you need some sort of proof, studies, evidence, something, that shows where gays serving openly in the military actually affects the military readiness. There are other militaries that allow gays to serve openly. And there are places in our military where gays serve fairly openly (although I'm sure in these, a lot of those guys/girls fear it everytime there is any change in their chain of command). DADT means that you don't have to turn in someone for saying they're gay. And even if someone is turned in, it is up to the higher ranks of a person's coc whether they are even investigated for it. The problem is those gays who feel somewhat secure that as long as they do their job, it is okay to be open due to the current climate at their commands, shouldn't have to fear that the next change in the higher ranks of their command could mean having to go back into the closet just so that they don't get kicked out, even when they are doing their job and not violating any other rules.

    As I've stated many times before in such discussions, if I can talk about who I love while at work as a heterosexual, then they should be able to do so to, without ever having to worry about the possibility of getting kicked out just for doing so.
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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Navy just fgured it out!
    Does he know?


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