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    Re: Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I think at this point it's over. It's sad to see that it took a judges order instead of giving the military time to prepare for the change.
    I have to ask... what the hell do they need to prepare for? What new regulations does the military need put into place? Why do they need a "transition period"? What "training" and "education" do the officers need in order to deal with homosexuals? It's not like homosexuals need to be treated special. Treat them like every other person in the military!

    How hard is that???
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    US military to accept gay recruits

    US military to accept gay recruits - Americas - Al Jazeera English
    The military has said it will accept openly gay recruits for the first time in US history, even as it tries to slow a bid to abolish its ban on gays serving openly.

    At least two service members discharged for being gay began the process to re-enlist after the Pentagon's announcement on Tuesday.

    The new requirement brings down the barriers built by an institution long resistant and sometimes hostile to gays.

    On Tuesday Virginia Phillips, a California judge who overturned the 17-year "don't ask, don't tell" policy last week, rejected the government's latest bid to halt her order telling the military to stop enforcing the law.

    [...]The difference now is that recruiters will process those who say they are gay.
    This makes me extremely happy to see. I sat down and cried the day DOMA was voted in, I was ashamed to be living in a country that would consider this acceptable. But it seems the tide is reversing and I may yet live to see sexuality start fading out as a bone of contention among most of society.
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    Re: Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    What "training" and "education" do the officers need in order to deal with homosexuals? It's not like homosexuals need to be treated special. Treat them like every other person in the military!
    That. That's the training and education they need, especially since it contradicts the training and education they have been receiving for decades.

    No matter how much we might like them to, neither people nor institutions are capable of changing overnight. Creating any form of social progress is a slow and laborious process of cultivation, and there will always be false starts and failures that must be addressed. For this reason, it is always better to have plans in place before attempting to implement any shifts in policy.

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    Re: Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Some - how many is some, by the way? 10 - 100 - 1000? And why deny *the whole* any liberties because of what *the some* decide to do?



    As of Yesterday MOST Gays in the US Armed Forces could actually reast easy . There was no tremendous focus on them . That is about to change thanks to a few malcontents more interested in Harming the Military than in improving anyone's lot.

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    Re: US military to accept gay recruits

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    US military to accept gay recruits - Americas - Al Jazeera English





    This makes me extremely happy to see. I sat down and cried the day DOMA was voted in, I was ashamed to be living in a country that would consider this acceptable. But it seems the tide is reversing and I may yet live to see sexuality start fading out as a bone of contention among most of society.

    Fading out(???) Is that what the Activist's truly want (??)

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    Re: Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Racine View Post
    As of Yesterday MOST Gays in the US Armed Forces could actually reast easy . There was no tremendous focus on them . That is about to change thanks to a few malcontents more interested in Harming the Military than in improving anyone's lot.
    So, boot out the malcontents. I don't want them in the military, because the actions of the military reflect on my country.

    You're blaming the victim.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    Why is Obama trying so hard to KEEP DADT in place, even though he says he wants it gone?

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    The Obama administration asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to freeze a judge's ruling overturning the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring gays from serving openly in the military.

    Though President Obama opposes the military policy, his administration is fighting to keep the court system from interfering with a congressional effort to overturn it.
    It looks more and more like he just wants credit for ending the policy. Talk about ego.

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    Re: Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So, boot out the malcontents. I don't want them in the military, because the actions of the military reflect on my country.

    You're blaming the victim.


    Parallel Universe - Now the Malcontents are those who carried their Weight for Generations and the Idealist's are those who are essentially Aberrants and of whom many quietly do not wish the Military well.

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    Re: Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Why is Obama trying so hard to KEEP DADT in place, even though he says he wants it gone?

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    It looks more and more like he just wants credit for ending the policy. Talk about ego.
    What a load of bull. If he wanted credit he could have used an executive order. He wants congress to do it because that's the right way to do it. Your kneejerk partisan reaction of assigning the worst intentions to anything a (D) does just serves to reenforce your own prejudice. Vicious cycle.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    I don't understand the OP. Is there a box on the application form where you check off "gay"?
    No, there's not. However, recruiters can now ask a potential recruit if he/she is gay. When he/she says yes, it will be denoted in their record. Making it easier to smoke them out, when this house of cards comes crashing down.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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