Skip to comments.Poll: Majority Supports Gays in Military
Posted on 02/11/2010 9:44:13 AM PST by Maelstorm
A large majority of U.S. voters believe that homosexual men and women should be allowed to serve openly in the US military, according to a poll out Wednesday.
The independent Quinnipiac University poll asked Americans about their views on the law that requires gay service members to keep quiet about their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the military, known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
The survey was conducted after President Barack Obama last month renewed his vow to change the law and allow gays to serve openly in uniform.
The poll found that 57 percent of US voters believe that gays should serve openly, an idea opposed by 36 percent.
Americans also believe by a 66 to 31 percent margin that it is discriminatory to prevent openly gay men and women to serve.
However, by a 54 to 38 percent margin, those surveyed also believe that gays serving in the military should limit displaying their sexual orientation on the job.
US military households -- homes with an active or reserve member, or a veteran in their family -- were evenly divided over the issue.
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I’m betting that they didn’t poll anyone actually IN the military—except, perhaps, gays. Everyone I know who’s serving or has served is against this. Strongly.
At the same time a poll is released that shows Palin approval numbers way low....
Things that make you go Hmmmmmmm...
Wag that dog!
How much of this so-called “majority” would be willing and able to serve in the military if called upon to do so?
Does the “Majority” have a DD-214 if not then I don’t give a ^(^( what the “majority” thinks! ^(*^%*& You!
The only majority that should count comprises the men and women of the Armed Forces.
Well we know from Obama to ignore the polls cause they are just wrong. When he sees this poll he will probably change course and go with the minority, such is his political acumen.
does this mean coed showers? or do the gay men shower with the women? and Vice-versa... oh so many questions...
No homos in the military!! Worst idea ever!!
bogus all the way around and a post that is suspect .
Did the poll have a choice of: Yes - in the front lines only?
The Rear guard is becoming a piece of equipment
And willing and able to serve next to openly declared homosexuals?
How on earth did we ever get to the point that we are supposed to be guided by asking a question to 1000 people and then the results represent how the entire country feels ???????
I find this hard to believe. They should look for a more honest approach to this poll and ask the men and women who serve in the military. I do not believe the military supports this.
Side note: I know a gay man who says he doesn’t think his propensity to cry and faint in the face of danger would make him a good military man.
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