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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am just glad its over and morale and troop readiness will not be affected.........
    I agree, I couldn't care less if a guy is homo or not, but other straights, not as tolerant, could exaggerate it all out or proportion. It may not be the hot button it once was, but I can still remember straights beating up homos just for kicks, and that kind of prejudice never dies.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Not in a million years. it would be political suicide and he knows it....
    not really

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Ah yes, because a gamble on McCain would have been all the wiser.
    If LGBT people had been honest with themselves they would have acknowledged neither the Bamster nor John McCain would come through for them. They gambled on the notion that putting money, time, energy and resources into Obama would pay off. It didn't.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And the country has suffered for it. To the GOP, it's not about governing, it's about winning.
    For me it's not about winning because winning is hard to do.

    It's about preventing you from winning. That's much easier.

    Those are two very different things.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    If LGBT people had been honest with themselves they would have acknowledged neither the Bamster nor John McCain would come through for them. They gambled on the notion that putting money, time, energy and resources into Obama would pay off. It didn't.
    And your point is? I didn't vote for Obama because he doesn't support marriage equality. I committed absolutely nothing to him. Furthermore, I imagine those members of the LGBT community who did committ to him did so for more than just his stance on gay rights. So other than you attempting to taunt people, I don't see what point you could possibly be making.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaRepublican View Post
    I believe gays in the military will have a detrimental effect. They are incapable of combat.
    Gays are in combat now. That doesn't make any sense.

    And I have worked with openly gay men and women in the military. Their sexual orientation had absolutely zero effect on our morale, discipline or unit cohesion.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    People can thank conservative LGBT people for getting it overturned as well, as the Log Cabin Republicans were the plaintiffs in the lawsuit where it was ruled unconstitutional (which Obama is now appealing). The Log Cabin Republicans have done more for gay rights than Obama has thus far.
    Yup. The Log Cabin Republicans, GOProud, the Gay Patriot, and a bunch of other folks are doing the Lord's work in changing hearts and wising people up.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaRepublican View Post
    I believe gays in the military will have a detrimental effect. They are incapable of combat.
    Are you familiar with the Sacred Band of Thebes? Killers.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    And your point is? I didn't vote for Obama because he doesn't support marriage equality. I committed absolutely nothing to him. Furthermore, I imagine those members of the LGBT community who did committ to him did so for more than just his stance on gay rights. So other than you attempting to taunt people, I don't see what point you could possibly be making.
    I'm not trying to taunt you or any one else. Many LGBT activists are committed single issue voters. It's a common phenomenon in the US. They put money and resources behind Obama that could have been used more profitably in the ongoing transformation of public opinion, or in further litigation. On civil rights, nothing has come from Obama.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    What about when they want to bring their partners to military functions but can't? Or if they get stationed at a military base and want their partner to move in with them? They are denied rights due to DADT and deserve equality within the military. The military isn't about sexuality or declaring what you find attractive, but homosexual families have their rights denied due to DADT. I think this is unreasonable.
    Okay, I'm not discounting your points, but nobody has to join the military, right? Pretty much every gay person who joins knows that keeping this part of themselves under wraps is part of the deal. Many rights civilians have don't apply to military life, (just ask Gen. McChrystal). If DADT truly does positively impact troop morale for the majority of troops, wouldn't that be reason enough to keep it in place?

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