Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DADT No Longer


"President Obama will sign signed the landmark repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy Wednesday morning, handing a major victory to advocates of gay rights and fulfilling a campaign promise to do away with a practice that he has called discriminatory." (SOURCE)

As many of you know, over the years I have been torn over DADT. First, not feeling as if I didn't really have a right to an opinion as a civilian...yet being disheartened by stories of extreme valor that ended in expulsion. I truly respect the opinions of those here that have served, but can't silence the nagging in my head that believes anyone that would give up their freedoms to serve (and die for) this country is pretty damn special regardless of whom they are attracted to...

I guess the only concern going forward is that straight and gay alike are held to the same standard now and that this law doesn't create a class of people that get special privileges... It has been said that equality was the goal -so let that be the case.

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