again, where did I say anything even resembling this?That will never work and no one should be expected to hide. If you are offended by who someone is committed to, that is YOUR problem and not theirs. They should not be discharged due to someone else's lack of maturity.
what discomfort? I get a kick out of how hopelessly clueless you are as to my attitude. flame on brother.Gays have been expressing themselves through secret code long enough. The military is the last bastion of social backwardness and needs to be dragged into the modern world, kicking and screaming if necessary. I feel no sympathy for people who take personal offense to it either. In fact, at this point, I get a kick out of your discomfort.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
not saying it's right, just how it currently is. have a little patience and stop the bithcing.
It's starting to sound like an ego trip--getting the chance to put them mean ole army mens in their place, finally--more than just fighting for the rights of a group of people.
I think alot of the folks crying about this, need to enlist, or just shutup about it.
When I was in Germany, the division commander issued a policy letter that forbade any sort of PDA by his soldiers, even if off duty, out of uniform and off post.
His justification? One of his soldiers was slobberin' all over another soldier's g/f. The second soldier chopped the first soldier's head off, leaving the body in a dumpster outside the barracks and the head was FedEx'd to the female in question.
His leagal authority? Article 134 of The UCMJ:
"all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital, of which persons subject to this chapter may be guilty"
If a general, or flag officer; the Secretary of Defense; or the President doesn't want his gay soldiers engaging in PDA, then he is well within his authority to issue an order prohibiting any PDA, at all, by anyone. Failure to obey can result in being court martialed under Article 92 --Failure to Obey Order, or Regulation.
Now that you've been educated, you can stop trippin'.
I think the anti-DADT folks really need to slow their roll. The worst thing you can do, is attempt to tell a division commander how he's going to run his unit. He will prove you wrong.