Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

Court orders US to stop enforcing gay military ban AFP/Getty Images/File – A protester rallying to demand the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy be repealed in March …
WASHINGTON – A Pentagon spokeswoman says recruiters have been told that they must accept gay applicants, following a federal court decision striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
Spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said Tuesday that top-level guidance has been issued to recruiting commands informing them that the military's "don't ask, don't tell" rule has been suspended for now. Recruiters also have been told to inform potential recruits that the moratorium could be reversed at any point.
Last week, a federal judge ordered the military to stop enforcing the 1993 law banning openly gay service members. The Justice Department is appealing the decision and has asked for a temporary stay.

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    Jaspertheghost 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    According to Rasmussen polls (very right wing) and Gallop polls, 70% of Americans believe that gay men and women should be able to serve openly.
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    Harry Immigrant 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Why is it so hard to get a comment posted here?
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    Mikel 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Its going to be a shame when they go into battle and the queers are abandon in hostile territory. It will be then when these idiots running our goverment will learn that being politically correct is not a great idea. Homosexuality is wrong and unmoral. Thats why they have been found in the shadows of history.
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    X 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Lets see how many take advantage of this new opportunity...
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    miner 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    i bet obama has this judge on his speed dial just another way for him to undermine our country
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    thomas 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    For all the complaining name calling. I don't see you at the recruiter office joining up. How self righteous and patriot we become when we don't have to serve. Gays have always been part of the military from day one. Not everyone is a flaming queen, most of them got more guts than you.
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    GDC 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Homosexuality IS a mental sickness and ALL homosexuals are mentally sick. They are UN-fit to serve in the Military.
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    enough allready 2 minutes ago Report Abuse
    The village people will be minus one sailor
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    Educated&Tired 3 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Why does no one ask what happens to a democracy when there is no discipline in the populace? Why do we let the courts trump popular choice?
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    P Nelson 3 minutes ago Report Abuse
    What a repulsive situation. No child of mine will ever serve in the U.S. military. The next time the Jews try to drag us into one of their wars, find some other suckers to fight it. I realize our military is made up of wimpy officers who try to appease Zionists, feminists, gays, and assorted kooks, but this is the last straw.
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5 comments:

Gary Kelly said...

No surprise that some of the comments are from homophobes.

I happened across a burned-out shell of a house yesterday in a little country village, and spoke to the owner who was mowing the lawn. He told me all about the fire and the panic and the drama, etc. But as I recall, he didn't say anything about the sexuality of the firemen who attended the blaze.

Maybe he forgot to ask them.

Gary Kelly said...

Here are two personal stories told by gay men serving in the US military.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11577047

Stew said...

I live very near a military base. Many of my neighbors are military men and women. We see groups of them at the local diner and shopping areas frequently. I know, that most of them don't care if I'm gay. However, they make me so nervous when I see them all together in their camo and butch haircuts, laughing and having a good time. I guess it goes back to my youth, but I always think they are laughing at me.

Will repealing DADT fix this fobia of mine? I doubt it.

JustinO'Shea said...

ALAN from UK says. . .



Is it me or is there just something I do not understand about my American cousins. Gays as solders or airmen or even sailors, heavens de Betsy what ever next. That nice young man who was clearing the bombs away and got blown up was GAY! Well what ever next, Oh the pilot who brought the chopper down to save my life was Gay, oh dear and did you know the Captain of that frigate that saved those people from drowning has A BOY FRIEND. Yes there every where and here in the UK they have been for a long time. Gay/Lesbian our service chiefs could not care less, the sky has not fallen in and you know when the coffin of a brave service man or women is brought back from the front our tears are just the same as if they were straight. But hey what’s straight or gay when they save lives. Loll Alan

JustinO'Shea said...

Good points, ALAN. . . good humour too. Thanks. J.