The end of "Don't ask, don't tell"?

El-Jaro El-Jaro
After about 17 years of serving their country under limitations, it looks like "Don't Ask. Don't tell" is on its way out, allowing non-straight members of the armed services to be more open about who they are.

Here's the link from the NPR story.
03/25/2010
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It's about time!
03/25/2010
Gary Gary
The sad thing about this, is how tough it is probably going to be in the beginning for the first waves of people being openly gay. It seems like there could be a lot of resistance and negativity until people get used to the idea of it. Hopefully there is a plan in place to deal with this as well.
03/25/2010
usmcwife99 usmcwife99
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
After about 17 years of serving their country under limitations, it looks like "Don't Ask. Don't tell" is on its way out, allowing non-straight members of the armed services to be more open about who they are.

Here's the ... More
I have served in the USMC and my husband is currently oversees with the USMC to.


I cant help but say that in combat zones the only person who has your back is your fellow soldiers. You live, eat, sleep,shower, and do everything else with these guys at your side. You learn to be comfortable with them because you wont make it out alive if you dont depend on them.


Its that simple, some of them I served with were gay and it didnt bother me. I still fought for them like they did for me. They were some kickbut soldiers so far as ime concerened they have earned there keep in my book.
06/26/2010
PonyPlay PonyPlay
I guess I don't really understand why gays wanted to be in the army but I don't understand why anyone would want to be in the army I guess. I have a gay guy friend that says he doesn't like the idea of them allowing gays in the army because he's worried that if the draft comes back he wont have a way out of it. I am just against war in the first place I guess.
07/24/2010
Fred Petrenko Fred Petrenko
There is a major vote on the DADT policy. Let's fight for "don't ask, don't tell" be repealed, as prejudice against homosexuals in the military. Lady GAGA supports too Gaga's gay military plea
09/20/2010
Madeira Madeira
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
After about 17 years of serving their country under limitations, it looks like "Don't Ask. Don't tell" is on its way out, allowing non-straight members of the armed services to be more open about who they are.

Here's the ... More
I'm glad it's over.
09/20/2010
kck kck
Quote:
Originally posted by Fred Petrenko
There is a major vote on the DADT policy. Let's fight for "don't ask, don't tell" be repealed, as prejudice against homosexuals in the military. Lady GAGA supports too Gaga's gay military plea ... More
Yep, Lady Gaga is a huge advocate for ending DADT and gay rights in general. She's aligned with the Servicemen's Legal Defense Network to help spread the message.

Great post, Fred! History is in the making this week--hopefully for the better!
09/20/2010
kck kck
Quote:
Originally posted by Madeira
I'm glad it's over.
Well, it's not over yet =|

Call your Senators and ask them to vote to end DADT!
09/20/2010
Penguin Penguin
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Originally posted by Gary
The sad thing about this, is how tough it is probably going to be in the beginning for the first waves of people being openly gay. It seems like there could be a lot of resistance and negativity until people get used to the idea of it. Hopefully ... More
I was in the military. A lot of us believed then and still believe now that there is a reason that gays aren't allowed in the military. Just because the law changes doesn't mean their opinions will change. I suspect the same thing as you. Unfortunately, it'll be really negative for a while.
09/20/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
*warning sarcasm ahead*

Everyone knows that homosexuality and soldiers do not go hand in hand. Just look at the Ancient Greeks!

*end sarcasm*
09/20/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
*warning sarcasm ahead*

Everyone knows that homosexuality and soldiers do not go hand in hand. Just look at the Ancient Greeks!

*end sarcasm*
^ win.
09/20/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
After about 17 years of serving their country under limitations, it looks like "Don't Ask. Don't tell" is on its way out, allowing non-straight members of the armed services to be more open about who they are.

Here's the ... More
Whoa I bet my Dad is pissed beyond belief! It's about time.
09/21/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Whoa I bet my Dad is pissed beyond belief! It's about time.
Pissed?
09/21/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
The way I see it. If someone is holding a gun to my head and is threating to kill me, I am not going to stop a hero from saving my ass just because he is Gay.

"Shut up or I'll Shoot"

"Stop in the name of the law!"

"Wait...Wait... Are you Gay" I ask

"WHAT....So what if I am?"

I can't imagine my response to be:

"Then just go, go over there and be quiet, Sir, yeah you ,the one with the Gun to my head, would you please continue, sorry about the interruption"

haha
09/21/2010
Hannah Savage Hannah Savage
Okay, if you haven't seen it, you have to go watch it now. There is a skit by this British transvestite comedian named Eddie Izzard about letting GLBT peoples into the armed forces.

It. Is. lols.

On a more serious note... I believe that there are a lot of gay/bisexual men (and women) in the armed forces as it is. Yes, they will probably receive pretty negative feedback for quite some time. *Most* of my friends and family that have served are very conservative, and *most* people I know that are very conservative are not so GLBT-friendly.

P.S. I'm not trying to imply that all members of the military are conservative, right-wing, etc. Nor am I trying to imply that all members are anti-GLBT. Nor am I trying to say that all conservatives are anti-GLBT. So on and so forth.
09/21/2010
meganthomas meganthomas
its about time they repealed DADT! it has always seemed to me that DADT is just supposed to make people who are homophobic feel more comfortable. are those the people that should be appeased in their discrimination? I tried having this conversation with my mom recently and it didn't go so well because she seems to think that once these brave men and women are 'out' they will automatically become sex obsessed and will not be able to control themselves...its not like there aren't already, and have been, gay people serving in the military and just because they are not open about their sexuality does not mean they would just lose control if they were. why should we be barring anyone from fighting for our country when we should be thanking them??
10/26/2010
Curves Curves
i'm so happy about this!
04/24/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
I'm not exactly aware of my the gay or straight matters. I don't understand, does it give them more rights to talk about being gay? I mean they ARE accepted into the army, but I didn't think they gave them a hard time if they were gay.
04/24/2011
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