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Military accepting openly gay recruits; judge unlikely to stay order
Virgibian-Pilot ^ | Oct. 19, 2010 | ANNE FLAHERTY and JULIE WATSON

Posted on 10/19/2010 2:16:24 PM PDT by fightinJAG

The military is accepting openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation's history, even as it tries in the courts to slow the movement to abolish its "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Some gay activist groups were planning to send people to enlist at recruiting stations to test the Pentagon's Tuesday announcement.

Meanwhile, a federal judge in California whose ruling last week brought the 17-year policy the closest yet to being overturned was likely to reject the government's latest effort to halt her order telling the military to stop enforcing the law.

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Pentagon spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said recruiters had been given top-level guidance to accept applicants who say they are gay.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homoagendaalert; homosexual

1 posted on 10/19/2010 2:16:27 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG

This is the end, no pun.


2 posted on 10/19/2010 2:17:37 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: fightinJAG

Duncan Hunter’s statement today on this atrocity:

The United States Military has performed superbly in Iraq and Afghanistan, demonstrating unprecedented courage and ingenuity in the war against islamic terrorists. A major characteristic of America’s military is the bedrock of Judeo-Christian beliefs and heritage, which maintains unit cohesiveness, which in turn translates into combat effectiveness.

Now, liberal extremists, backed by a single activist judge, a Clinton appointee, are trying to inject homosexuals into the ranks of America’s fighting forces. This is something that our troops strongly object to.

This is the same homosexual lobby which is attempting, through a judicial fiat, to undo what 31 States (out of 31 States!) have rejected, when they voted to disallow homosexual marriage.

The US Military, and the Secretary of Defense in particular, should be moving quickly to prevent an action which can only result in the debilitation of America’s fighting forces. Political correctness and liberal social activism must be blocked, particularly as it applies to our Nation’s military readiness and cohesion.

Every Republican in office that cares about the quality and capability of America’s military, should be taking action today to stop this disaster, this dangerous action which has emanated from a single activist District Judge.


3 posted on 10/19/2010 2:18:22 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: fightinJAG

But maybe these guys will have flat feet instead/ wink wink


4 posted on 10/19/2010 2:19:20 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Mouton

I still don’t understand how a Federal judge can make a decision that is binding on the military. I thought only Congress can make these decisions.


5 posted on 10/19/2010 2:25:28 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: fightinJAG
Back in the day, when we first started putting women in combat, Saturday Night Live did a bit taunting the Russians for beating a "bunch of girls." I wonder if they'll make the obvious jokes now? Doubt it.

Mandatory Monte Python Gay Soldiers bit

6 posted on 10/19/2010 2:29:39 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: fightinJAG

As a 24 year veteran I can unequivocably say - this will not go or end well.


7 posted on 10/19/2010 2:31:36 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: pissant

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips -- Clinton Appointee

Duncan nails it!

8 posted on 10/19/2010 2:34:14 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: boop

I don’t understand if it was so easy. Why didn’t any group try this before? Why now?


9 posted on 10/19/2010 2:35:02 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: commish

I hope the services document everything concerning performance of not only the gay recruits but also the other service personnel who are training with the gay recruits. I’ll bet basic training will be a mess.


10 posted on 10/19/2010 2:37:45 PM PDT by Paratrooper
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To: TexasCajun

SO that’s what happened to Sally Jessie Raphael?


11 posted on 10/19/2010 2:37:54 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Dr. Ursus
I don’t understand if it was so easy. Why didn’t any group try this before? Why now?

Because leftists in congress, the judiciary and the media have never been so flagrantly corrupt before.

They aren't even giving a nod to the Contitution, nor convention, nor public opinion at this point, and the media has never been so anxious to kiss their secular marxist behinds.

12 posted on 10/19/2010 2:44:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: fightinJAG
These freaks will show up at the recruiter's office and then sue because the military won't accept them.


13 posted on 10/19/2010 2:50:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

1. They had to have a judge in a position who they knew would overturn it.

2. Bush would have appealed it to the Supreme Court where they are far from certain from winning.

3. Obastard won’t appeal it, therefore giving the queers and fags a win by default.


14 posted on 10/19/2010 2:54:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: fightinJAG

The BEHAVIOR will still be cause for separation from the service, unless they change the UCMJ.


15 posted on 10/19/2010 3:01:01 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: fightinJAG

When someone is writing the history of the decline and fall of the United States 1000 years from now, they should note this date in their book.


16 posted on 10/19/2010 3:01:20 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: boop

My military days are long in the past but when I think of this today, I go absolutely wild. I never thought it would ever come to the day when I actually hoped there would be a rev 2 here, now I am hoping it happens in my life time. I am beyond the minority (in the broad sense, not racial) sense totalitarionism we have now. Moral and Correct have no majority or minority sides, they are constant truths. If we need a new constitution that states this explicitedly, let it be so.


17 posted on 10/19/2010 3:18:31 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: fightinJAG

And when this judge is overturned, what happens to the gay recruits? Stupid.


18 posted on 10/19/2010 3:42:06 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: fightinJAG

The foul sodomites and their evil enablers will be celebrating the destruction of the American Military.


19 posted on 10/19/2010 3:51:50 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: GoCards

They’ll be able to reject just about all of them for their use of amyl nitrite.


20 posted on 10/19/2010 4:02:58 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

But there will be one who will enlist and claim he is married and his husband should be given an ID card, joint travel orders, etc.


22 posted on 10/19/2010 7:37:32 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Bush would have kept filing until a stay was granted.

Moreover, the people in the Pentagon don’t have to go along with the idea that a district court judge can affect the law for anyone other than those in THAT jurisdiction.

There are many rulings that are at variance between district courts in different circuits. This is how cases, duh, get to the Supreme Court. One Court of Appeals eventually says one thing is constitutional and another Court of Appeals says the thing is unconstitutional.

There have been several district courts in the past that found DADT “unconstitutional,” only for those cases to go away at the circuit courts of appeals. The Pentagon never previously fell all over itself to claim that a single judge could affect policy outside that court’s jurisdiction.

District courts have struck down all sorts of military policies, yet I can’t recall the Pentagon ever claiming they were bound service-wide by every dumb district court judge who came along.


23 posted on 10/19/2010 7:44:32 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: JimRed

You are right, except for this: they will argue, hey, you let us in and you knew we wouldn’t be celibate, so that’s your problem. Sort of an “assumption of the risk” argument.

Plus there’s the “no one else has to be celibate” etc. that they will trot out.

Don’t think for one minute this is anything other than get allowed to be “open” and then start pushing back against even the UCMJ, not to mention asking for partner ID cards and medical benefits, joint travel regs, adoption assistance, marriage at the post chapel, introduction as a couple in the General’s receiving line, and on and on.

This is nothing but a gambit by which to attempt to impose the full homosexualist political agenda on society by pushing it within the military.


24 posted on 10/19/2010 7:51:02 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

They probably get some kind of a bailout?


25 posted on 10/19/2010 7:53:22 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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