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

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  • No, DADT should be repealed and gays not allowed to serve at all

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    Gays in the Military

    Since it looks like either this year or early next DADT will almost certainly be repealed, and the latest polling shows over 70 % support for allowing gays to serve openly, it's time to ask the basic question. Do you think the law should be changed so gays can serve openly in the military?
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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Yes, right now. The rest of our society is "integrated". There is no reason for gay Americans to be barred from serving our country. As we have seen, many of them have critical skills, like Arabic translators. Isn't that a matter of national security?

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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Yes. They should repeal the law, and allow gays to serve openly.

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    Re: Gays in the Military

    I think gays should be allowed to serve, but we should keep DADT. why is it so important to disclose one's sexual orientation?
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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think gays should be allowed to serve, but we should keep DADT. why is it so important to disclose one's sexual orientation?
    So you are saying that DADT should be in place for heterosexuals, also. Good to know.
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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    So you are saying that DADT should be in place for heterosexuals, also. Good to know.
    Sure. I don't think the army should ever ask someone's sexual orientation and neither should people go around disclosing it. Should we also then allow heterosexual males to bunk and shower with women in the army?
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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think gays should be allowed to serve, but we should keep DADT. why is it so important to disclose one's sexual orientation?
    The point is, that gays would not have to be in constant fear of being outed. They don't have to pretend to be heterosexual, just to be able to serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The point is, that gays would not have to be in constant fear of being outed. They don't have to pretend to be heterosexual, just to be able to serve.
    No one has to pretend to be heterosexual, they don't have to go around having sex with women or talking about girls. They just have to put sex aside and serve there country. What about the heterosexual men that would be uncomfortable with a homosexual showering with them and bunking with them? I support homosexuals being allowed to serve, but I also think they should not disclose their sexual orientation nor should they be asked about it. One's orientation is irrelevant to military service.
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    Re: Gays in the Military

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    No one has to pretend to be heterosexual, they don't have to go around having sex with women or talking about girls. They just have to put sex aside and serve there country. What about the heterosexual men that would be uncomfortable with a homosexual showering with them and bunking with them? I support homosexuals being allowed to serve, but I also think they should not disclose their sexual orientation nor should they be asked about it. One's orientation is irrelevant to military service.
    A strait person can talk bout their significant other, bring them to command functions, introduce them to people, and so on. A gay person cannot even be seen in public holding hands with their significant other.
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    Re: Gays in the Military

    I used to be against it. After another poster here opened my eyes, I see no reason not to let a gay person serve openly. Let them serve with pride and distinction just like the rest of us.

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