View Poll Results: Should the law be changed so that gays can serve openly in the military.

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  • Yes, do it now

    79 36.41%
  • Yes, but after the Pentagon completes it study on the issue

    11 5.07%
  • No, do not change the law

    14 6.45%
  • No, DADT should be repealed and gays not allowed to serve at all

    104 47.93%
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    Re: Gays in the Military

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    The ships give birth? Is that where little tugboats come from?
    You got me, pardon the typo. Berthing.

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    Re: Gays in the Military

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    I just hope no-one protests the budget plus up that will be required for redesigning ships birthing and building new barracks/dorms.
    You are assuming that this will be necessary. It most likely won't be. This is being looked into by the military, but even they have put out that it is more of a formality, because some people have raised concerns about it. They don't really think they need to do this. Society as a whole, places that have accepted openly gay people, and foreign militaries that allow openly gay personnel do not separate their personnel into gays and straights, along with male and female, so why should our military have to do this?
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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    You are assuming that this will be necessary. It most likely won't be. This is being looked into by the military, but even they have put out that it is more of a formality, because some people have raised concerns about it. They don't really think they need to do this. Society as a whole, places that have accepted openly gay people, and foreign militaries that allow openly gay personnel do not separate their personnel into gays and straights, along with male and female, so why should our military have to do this?
    Society as a whole doesn't have to sleep, shower or otherwise cohabitate with the people they work with.

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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Society as a whole doesn't have to sleep, shower or otherwise cohabitate with the people they work with.
    Society, as a whole, does have to share bathrooms with them. And there are a few other jobs where the employees have to shower and change together, such as policemen, firemen, and hospital doctors/employees. I cannot find any place where these professions have separated gays and straights. And I don't know of any gyms that separate gays and straights either. If you would like to show me some legal point where gays and straights were forced to be separated, I'd love to see it.
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    Re: Gays in the Military

    i think not only should we allow gays to serve but women as well and not just military police real infantry same rights. we could have it like the starship troopers movie you know free love in the military. then the right (military) and left (hippies) could make up.
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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Society as a whole doesn't have to sleep, shower or otherwise cohabitate with the people they work with.
    And yet the military has been doing this, with little to no problem, since before I served, and more commonly since DADT was implemented.
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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Society as a whole doesn't have to sleep, shower or otherwise cohabitate with the people they work with.
    Thespians, dancers, and other performers shower and change with the people they work with. Truth be told they often sleep and cohabit with them too. Hasn't really been a problem so far. Maybe US soldiers are just too emotionally fragile to meet theatrical standards though.

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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Thespians, dancers, and other performers shower and change with the people they work with. Truth be told they often sleep and cohabit with them too. Hasn't really been a problem so far. Maybe US soldiers are just too emotionally fragile to meet theatrical standards though.
    River guides too.
    And firemen
    And EMT/Medics

    I imagine many other folks too.

    It's funny... here we're supposed to think that our military guys are so disciplined, focused, and skilled. Yet it seems that while mainstream society has no issue living, working, or showering with women and men of all sexual orientations... our military folks supposedly do. Are we really to believe that the civilian population is more dedicated and focused than our military is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    River guides too.
    And firemen
    And EMT/Medics

    I imagine many other folks too.

    It's funny... here we're supposed to think that our military guys are so disciplined, focused, and skilled. Yet it seems that while mainstream society has no issue living, working, or showering with women and men of all sexual orientations... our military folks supposedly do. Are we really to believe that the civilian population is more dedicated and focused than our military is?
    Let's say and 18 year old female checks into her first military unit...would you expect her to be housed in a room with a seasoned 25 year old male she has never met and knows nothing about? or for that matter, with 25 males she has never met? A room now, not an apartment.

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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Let's say and 18 year old female checks into her first military unit...would you expect her to be housed in a room with a seasoned 25 year old male she has never met and knows nothing about? or for that matter, with 25 males she has never met? A room now, not an apartment.
    Which has what to do with what? Are you implying somehow that gay women are really men? Do you think 25 people in her unit are gay? Do you think it is unlikely that she is going to share berthing with gays under current rules?
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