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Congress Overturns Ban of Gays Serving Openly, Sends Bill to Obama's Desk
Fox News ^ | Dec. 18, 2010

Posted on 12/18/2010 12:48:49 PM PST by Jess Kitting

Edited on 12/18/2010 1:10:23 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON -- In a landmark vote, the Senate on Saturday ended the Clinton-era ban on gays serving openly in the military, marking a major triumph for President Obama, liberals and the gay community.

The final vote to end the Pentagon's 1993 "don't ask, don't tell" policy was 65-31, drawing support from eight Republicans.

The bill now goes to the White House for Obama's signature. He is expected to sign the bill into law next week, a senior White House aide told Fox News.

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To: central_va; jimrob
IMO this deserves the ZOT.

I agree 100% with you on the need to dis-invite this guest. We're all Jim's guests here and should behave accordingly. It's been made clear that FR is pro-God, pro-life, pro-Gun and opposed to homosexuality in ALL forms. My opinion is that any FR participant (regardless of membership tenure here) who advocates homosexuality in any way disrupts the Conservative nature of this fine forum.

We can certainly have divergent (and often passionate) viewpoints on how best to advocate Constitutional Conservatism. But there are some fundamental, immutable positions upon which we must all form a consensus. All IMHO, of course.

161 posted on 12/18/2010 1:50:25 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: DJlaysitup
Now they may share more... Image and video hosting by TinyPic
162 posted on 12/18/2010 1:50:43 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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To: Irenic

“Now any that are serving in the military, who have a religious or moral belief/objection against homosexuality— they best keep their mouth shut.”

I won’t keep my mouth shut. What’s true is true and I won’t be forced to accept a lie.

163 posted on 12/18/2010 1:50:43 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Racehorse

Maybe they will only court martial HETEROSEXIALS!!

164 posted on 12/18/2010 1:51:05 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Maybe this will stir up enough conservative outrage that it will be an issue for the GOP pres. canadidate in 2012. Repeal the repeal.

But don’t go back to DADT, go back to the pre-Clinton policy.

165 posted on 12/18/2010 1:51:37 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: Jet Jaguar

I feel sorry for American youth who join the military, they are sooooo used and abused. I wish there was a way for them to better their lives rather than having to submit themselves before this Politically Correct BS PANSY way that is America today.

166 posted on 12/18/2010 1:51:43 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: goldstategop

You said “As an American, I’m a live and let live guy. As long as they leave me alone, I’ll leave them alone. What people do in their bedroom isn’t my business and I don’t care. We’re not going to be checking to see what soldiers do off duty. As long as they’re on duty they’re governed by regulations on fraternization and inappropriate conduct. That already applies to heterosexuals and it will now apply to gays as well.”

I would agree with that as a system of rights. But we all know that many of the Gays are going to want parades and half naked “diversity days” before long - they will push it as far as they can push it.

Give em an inch....

167 posted on 12/18/2010 1:51:59 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: jeltz25
Long ago, I was a lowly E-3 on a waiting list for base housing. The rent where I was stationed was more than excessive.

Higher ranking service members joining the waiting list would take priority.

Now imagine Maj. Tom and and Lt. Mike getting priority over SSgt Lauren and SrA Jim.

Just one issue I see causing problems for the military.

168 posted on 12/18/2010 1:52:43 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (WE'RE SCREWED '08)
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To: goldstategop

So you’re all for those mentally unstable people who commit violent sex assaults?
(Yes, the reports are out there, homosexuals in the military commit violent sex assaults mroe often than their straight peers... imagine that.)

169 posted on 12/18/2010 1:52:43 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Saint Reagan

Me...and I’m not a lesbo!

170 posted on 12/18/2010 1:53:37 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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To: Jess Kitting
Coming to a base near you!
171 posted on 12/18/2010 1:53:51 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: traditional1

Now ndeed, the rescued wretch intended to be lynched might still need to be arrested and handed over to the law,,, but lynching is disgusting.
Vigilantism in this country was honorable,, those committees of vigilence stopped looting after disasters, etc,,crime. But they were not at all the same animal as lynch mobs.

172 posted on 12/18/2010 1:54:17 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DJlaysitup

>>>Give em an inch.... Is that all they want? Hmmm, I thought they liked the BIG ONES? /sarc

173 posted on 12/18/2010 1:54:26 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: re_nortex

Anyone that doesn’t have a problem with men acting like barnyard animals and putting their penises into each others anuses while wearing a uniform that we all paid for should not be heard on FR.

174 posted on 12/18/2010 1:55:06 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: goldstategop

If you support the homosexual agenda, then get the hell off of FR!! Continue supporting it on FR beyond this point, newbie, and you will get the ZOT!! Period. End of fricken story!!

175 posted on 12/18/2010 1:55:15 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Saint Reagan

“I’ve never heard of a real-world homosexual dying to go in the service.”

“What kind of women do you think enjoy combat boots and blowing things up?”

Sorry, but I really dislike your comment.

176 posted on 12/18/2010 1:55:51 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Dick Vomer
Yes, the unintended consequences are unquantifiable. When I was in BCT I was a squad leader. At 2 in the morning my DI wakes me up and tells me to get Smith and bring him to the DI's office. So I go get Smith who has a swollen right eye when I get there.

We're both in skivvies and standing at attention in front of DI Thorpes desk. Thorpe starts ranting and raving about "queers" in his Army. BTW Thorpe was a tough looking black warrior with thighs and arms the size of tree trunks and a Ranger with 3 tours. Next thing I know I'm standing in a puddle of pee, Smith had peed down his leg. No exaggeration here I assure you, one never forgets standing in somebody elses urine in bare feet.

Turns out Smith had made an unwanted advance in the latrine and got punched in the face for his troubles. Sgt Thorpe tells me to get his personal stuff packed and gives me the guys civvies to get him dressed. Never saw Smith again. We assumed he went to the brig until they out processed him.

I'll be 60 this year and my fear is the guy who would have gone to the brig after the liberals get done is the guy who rightfully punched out Smith.

That is the unintended consequence I am talking about.

177 posted on 12/18/2010 1:55:53 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Jess Kitting

I have news for the half and half who calls himself a Christian. He is going to pay dearly at the Great White Throne for this. He is going to pay with a lake of fire for his eternity.

178 posted on 12/18/2010 1:56:12 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Read, learn, know: 1 Cor 15: 1-4; THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!)
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To: DJlaysitup
"...why fix something not broken?'

Political agitation to support wider goals. This was never about the 500 or so a year that where kicked out, it's about leverage for more change.

The only change in DADT that should have been considered was giving commanders the discretion not to act in instances of a person other wise following the policy being "outed" for retribution, etc.

179 posted on 12/18/2010 1:56:26 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: tyke
"Since when did this become a "whites only" board?"


Lighten up, Francis.

I was responding to a post that claimed that since we (heterosexuals) far outnumbered the homosexuals, that made us the rulemakers. In response, I noted that Affirmative action programs for blacks and Hispanics will now include homo's, in that once minority preference status is achieved, benefits unavailable to others becomes the Law.

180 posted on 12/18/2010 1:56:46 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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