How hard is that???
How hard is that???
"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." óJohn Adams
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.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.
See my last post
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.
Why is Obama trying so hard to KEEP DADT in place, even though he says he wants it gone?
It looks more and more like he just wants credit for ending the policy. Talk about ego.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.
One of you will end up here next!