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The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, which has been in effect since the Clinton administration, ends today and gay men and lesbians will now be able to serve openly in the military.

The repeal comes after thousands of miltary men and women were discharged over the past seventeen years for being gay, including many high-ranking service members and Arab linguists.
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy repealed today – American Morning - CNN.com Blogs

And America continues to move forwards...
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Where's that mass exodus that people were predicting?
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Any bets on how long it will be before someone files a complaint about being discriminated against for being homosexual after being "asked" by a superior??? The bottom line is that it's no one's business who you sleep with but yours. Dropping DADT, means that the military now has the right to ask and if you are in the military and are asked a question by a superior, you have a legal obligation to tell that person the truth. So if you have someone who wants to keep their sex life private, they no longer have that right, since any one with more stripes/jewelry can basically force them to reveal this part of thier life. It seems like the focus has been on the "don't tell" part, but the "don't ask" part was a VERY good thing and losing that means a step backwards.
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well. This is not going to end well for any of us. This is going to affect our military which is exactly what the left wants. There may be an exodus but then again there may be hell on wheels for poofters in the American military.
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well. This is not going to end well for any of us. This is going to affect our military which is exactly what the left wants. There may be an exodus but then again there may be hell on wheels for poofters in the American military.
How much time will you need for us to check back on this prediction?

After 1 year?
Will you be willing to admit "Yeah. I had a stupid prediction and it didn't even come close to true" at that stage?


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Any bets on how long it will be before someone files a complaint about being discriminated against for being homosexual after being "asked" by a superior???
Such a thing is possible in the civilian world.
How many of those law-suits do you see in the civilian world?


You don't know crap about gays.
While I have no doubt that stupid law-suits happen like getting burned on coffee at McDonalds, such a thing has to do with the universal problem of having stupid people and court systems willing to waste their time on such problems.

Furthermore under the previous DADT situation, I welcome you to show me ANYWHERE where a superior "asked" about a person being gay and there were actually punitive repercussions for the superior.
Part of the problem of the previous policy was that it was untenable. The only enforceable part was the part that was actually law.
http://www.cmrlink.org/HMilitary.asp?docID=29
THAT was the only thing actually encoded in law. The part regarding *If you're gay in the military, that's wrong*
There was no law saying "don't ask". That was just Clinton's edict he created that had no real enforcement.
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A long time coming. I heard Obama at the UN this morning speaking and he covered a lot, but a few words were for all countries to become open to this topic.
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yeah. I heard him squeaking too.
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well. This is not going to end well for any of us. This is going to affect our military which is exactly what the left wants. There may be an exodus but then again there may be hell on wheels for poofters in the American military.
And there may be hell on wheels for methed up trailer park hags who troll Worldnet Daily articles to post on internet forums while waiting for her EBT card to come in, but we certainly don't take pleasure in expressing that, now do we?
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How much time will you need for us to check back on this prediction?

After 1 year?
Will you be willing to admit "Yeah. I had a stupid prediction and it didn't even come close to true" at that stage?



Such a thing is possible in the civilian world.
How many of those law-suits do you see in the civilian world?


You don't know crap about gays.
While I have no doubt that stupid law-suits happen like getting burned on coffee at McDonalds, such a thing has to do with the universal problem of having stupid people and court systems willing to waste their time on such problems.

Furthermore under the previous DADT situation, I welcome you to show me ANYWHERE where a superior "asked" about a person being gay and there were actually punitive repercussions for the superior.
Part of the problem of the previous policy was that it was untenable. The only enforceable part was the part that was actually law.
Center for Military Readiness | Homosexuals in the Military
THAT was the only thing actually encoded in law. The part regarding *If you're gay in the military, that's wrong*
There was no law saying "don't ask". That was just Clinton's edict he created that had no real enforcement.
I think homosexuals are a very small minority in society as a whole even smaller in the military. I don't think they often join the military because guns and fighting are not their cup of tea. Perhaps some will join with the idea they will be having wild gay sex parties in the barracks, but most of those will be discharged because they will not be able to psychologically hack the training. On the other hand it will not be long before "gay agenda" promoting groups will be calling for affirmitive action to get more homosexuals in the military. Bottom line they will certainly not stop with the repeal of DADT.
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