Skip to comments.Gays celebrate repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
Posted on 12/18/2010 6:39:44 PM PST by madprof98
Word that the world's largest military power will allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military brought strong and swift reaction Saturday, with supporters declaring a civil rights milestone and detractors insisting it would weaken and divide the armed forces.
Warren Arbury of Savannah, Ga., served in the Army for seven years, including three combat tours, before being kicked out two years ago under "don't ask, don't tell." But he said he planned to re-enlist once the policy is officially abolished.
"As soon as they give me the go, I'm going to march into the recruiter's office," he said. "And I want retroactive pay and rank."
Arbury said a fight for other social changes such as allowing gays to marry and easing obstacles they face in adopting and raising children still lies ahead, however.
"I think it's one step in a very long process of becoming an equal rights citizen," he said. "Even though this is really huge, I look at it as a chink in a very, very long chain."
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Give it 2-3 years - they will have PINK TANKS!!! Believe it! Wait till the Army has Gay Pride day!
Nip it. The policy change was not retroactive.
What’s next? Trannies? Cross Dressers?
It looks like the fags in Congress have opened a 55 gallon drum of worms. LOL! Way to go fags! I saw this coming. Whether this bill is "retroactive" or not, the fags in the black robes will make it that way.
Yeah, this is going to be the legal strategy to go after DOMA. They can’t change state constitutions though.
How does this change anything? Most in the military still don’t have much patience for the homosexual agenda.
Anyone serving that “comes out” openly will be getto-ized.
The Senate can legislate tolerance, but they can’t force anyone to respect homosexuality - and that won’t change anytime soon.
Yes. Just give it time.
Wait ‘til they start singing “we all live in a PINK submarine...”
I just did a mini-puke in my mouth.
When I was younger(18 years old), Clinton was just elected the year before. I didn’t join the military, because I thought we had what happened today. This is going to ruin our great military from the inside out.
Um, hello???? You forgot the bring-your-own-barf-bag alert!!! LOL!!!
I’m so disgusted I can’t do anything but laugh. I think I’m going insane.
They’ll personally send a fat homosexual politician to order the officers to apprehend those troublesome “haters”.
Of course they’re celebrating. Join the Army - test positive for AIDS/HIV - draw 100% disability for the rest of your miserable life.
If you don’t believe me check the VA regulations.
the only good thing about the new military is they will never leave their buddies behind.......
I don’t know too many gay people but the few I do know will tell you that being gay is not a choice for them. They knew around the age of 12 that they were different. One of them, a devout Christian told me that he prayed to God every day from the age of 12 for God to “cure” him. Whatever anyone’s feelings of homosexuality are, for someone to be willing to risk his/her life to protect my freedoms speaks to their amazing character. They are human beings with feelings just like you and I. I am thankful for anyone who enlists to protect my freedom.
It’s open season on mental health.
What a load.
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