Skip to comments.Obama Hails End of U.S. Military Restrictions on Gays ("Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ends today)
Posted on 09/20/2011 1:41:43 PM PDT by lbryce
President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed the end of the policy banning gays from serving openly in the armed forces, as the Pentagon vowed "zero tolerance" for harassment of homosexuals in the military.
"Today, the discriminatory law known as 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is finally and formally repealed," Obama said in a statement. "As of today, patriotic Americans in uniform will no longer have to lie about who they are in order to serve the country they love."
The repeal went into effect on Tuesday, ushering in a new era in the armed forces. The law had allowed gay men and women to serve in the military only if they kept their sexual orientation a secret. They faced the threat of being kicked out of the military if they were open about their homosexuality.
Obama last December signed legislation to repeal the policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which had been passed by Congress and signed into law in 1993 under then-President Bill Clinton.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made it clear that the military would not tolerate mistreatment of gays in the ranks.
"This is an historic day for the Pentagon and for the nation," he said. "We have a zero tolerance with regards to harassment," Panetta told a Pentagon briefing.
Under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, more than 14,500 service members were thrown out of the military since it went into effect in 1993, according to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. (See graphic r.reuters.com/vaj83s)
Gay rights groups for years denounced the law and called its end a important milestone in the fight against anti-homosexual discrimination. Some have compared its demise to the integration of the armed forces.
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Exactly what one expects from a homosexual, doper, commie, muzzie loving and America hating imposter.
BUT WHERE ARE THE #%(* REPUBLICANS??
Not one single peep. They're worse than worthless. How can they all abandon our military to perverts??? It makes me so disgusted and angry I don't know what to say.
And Apollyon celebrates another nail in America’s coffin
But But Butt Barry has come clean —how else could you know his name is not Barak Hussein Obama II Marxist Communist Revolutionary Community Organizer and the best bud any Enemy foreign or domestic ever had. but just like the queer nation he has exploited in his drive to fundamentally change America one must always be very careful who they allow call a friend.
BUT WHERE ARE THE #%(* REPUBLICANS??
Well,I’m guessing Scott Brown is celebrating with his new “friend”......
Sen. Scott Brown invites hardcore Mass. homosexual activist to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal signing ceremony in D.C.
Yep. That and forcing recognition of this in private companies.
Way, way beyond sickeningly evil.
And to think some of us on FR thought he was better than the Dem in that race.
But still there are other Rs who are supposedly conservative. Are they all closeted fags or what?
I went zero for the ballot in 2008 AND 2010,and it looks like I ended up losing with him as well!
He may win again next year,but he'll have to do it without my vote this time! I'm leaving that one blank!
what you said. The rules of civilized behavior doesn’t apply to them.
I’m sure if you asked my healthy red blooded son, he would much prefer sharing a room with a female Marine than with a homosexual Marine. (Of course, I wouldn’t want either!)
But seriously, why should any straight Marine be forced into a position where he would have to shower with or undress in front of some homosexual, who would probably see that as a big turn-on? Do the straight Marines lose all their rights to privacy and religious freedom because of this ruling?
And if it’s now OK to force people to room together despite this kind of sexual tension, what remaining rational do they have to keep males and females in separate barracks?
I just have a very sinking feeling. Note my new tagline. Destroying and polluting and weakening our military is the final freaking straw.
Military constantly screens troops for HIV.
Some weeks or a month or so can go by before an HIV infected person tests positive.
Allowing mentally ill sex perverts into the military is evil, hateful, disgusting and worst of all, no Rs are saying a word about it.
Curious to see how many on this site would encourage their children to join the military..I sure would’n’t..
I’ve been around 3 different services including Marines, and I have never heard anyone claim that the number one crime on base is homosexual rape. Never. Now, I don’t mean that it doesn’t happen. I just mean that hetero rape, murder, drugs, theft and assault are FAR more prevalent than homo rape.
The military will quickly lose its special status as a respected institution in this country. Political commissar homosexuals will greatly endanger the citizenry in the event of a Posse Comitatus violation.
I would go so far as to say that we should start treating the current military as guilty until proven innocent of being in the control of political homosexuals in the very near future.
I guess I'm going to consider them a hostile occupying force...
I guess I’m going to consider them a hostile occupying force...>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
You are right......Obama liberal fascism requires a completely ineffective military ultimately turned against our nation’s citizenry.....this is the beginning of the military occupation of America, at the hands of the left.. A gay controlled military culture will fire on American citizens without hesitation or remorse.
And if anyone reading this is incredulous, read this:
Barak Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist:
So how long until the 14,500 law suits start for back pay, benefits, reinstatement at previous rank start?
Right. They don't share the same values as the rest of us, and have an ultimately POLITICAL motivation for their actions.
Ernst Röhm and his gang were just such creatures.
You’d loathe my sister-in-law’s husband who is in the Army. I can’t stand the guy, but my wife made me go to lunch with them today. The scum knows my views and brought a picture of a guy from his unit in a obscene pose with his boyfriend “celebrating” the end of DADT.
They act like I’m the freak for being angry! It’s the faggots who are the disease infested freaks!! It’s so effing disgusting!!! I hate it!!!
Now that is all over it Mike! This all has been making me sick! My buds (not the warning orders) who went into Iraq desevre way better. This is a travesty. Gay marriage wrecked my loving partnership with the perfect girl. Now gays can act out in the military, and that’s likely the end of American Military superiority. Just watch.
Their presence on the battlefield is already far reduced from what it was only a few years ago. They will always be there but in much more specialized roles and/or they will be mercenaries.
Which only goes to show that Zero is so goddamned stupid he thinks the military is a homo social club.
Calling these perverts in uniform “patriotic Americans” is an insult to real patriotic Americans. There’s nothing patriotic about turning America’s military into a cesspool
of sexual perversion which will lead to its destruction.
Should win him some votes among veterans and active duty military personnel—not.
There have already been stories saying that repeal of DADT is not enough. The military must now recognize gay marriage and provide benefits for their partners.
Compelling testimony why homosexuals do NOT belong in the military. Having more of them in there, and “open”, will be the worst thing anyone can imagine.
Ten Reasons to Oppose an LGBT Law or Policy for the Military
The Center for Military Readiness ^
Senate Testimony: European Militaries Are Not Role Models for U.S.
The Center for Military Readiness ^ | 3/22/2010
Rates of Homosexual Assault in the Military Are Disproportionately High
In Support the 1993 Law Stating that Homosexuals are not Eligible to Serve in the Military
CMR ^ | July 23, 2008 | Elaine Donnelly
THE REAL PENTAGON POLL: 91% OF SERVICE MEMBERS REJECT HOMOSEXUAL LEADERS - 1 IN 4 WOULD QUIT
MILITARY: Marines lead opposition to repeal of dont ask, dont tell
Mullen: Troops Who Balk at Change in Gay Service Policy Can Find Other Work
People who are pro-fag are as sick as the mentally ill sex perverts they luv.
I am so disheartened today. Weakening the demoralizing the military and spitting in the face of all normal, moral and rational military members sickens me so much I literally feel sick to my stomach.
Today was a very dark day in our nation’s history. One of its worst.
I have heard objections in terms of having to shower with homosexuals, but I keep insisting the problem really begins when showers, hot food, and regular sleep fade into memory to be replaced by brutality, chaos, and trauma. The leadership and discipline of a sub-culture that enables survival in those environments cannot be turned on and off. It must continually penetrate throughout the military services. A mental disorder involving sexuality when thrust into the midst of that totalitarian structure warps the relationships that must be maintained. My son finished his service in the Marine Corps in 2007. Today I would discourage him.
ARRGGHH!! My son just enlisted in the Air Force Reserves a couple months back!!! And he’s definitely NOT homosexual!!!
His agenda marches on....
And what about zero tolerance for gay officers & gay enlisted men/womaen hitting on non-gays, or threatening their careers unless they "submit" to sexual coercion or blackmail? Huh? Looks like the deck is stacked in favor of gays being able to harass & intimidate & coerce non-gays with complete abandon. May they all go straight to everlasting hell -- RAT bastard demoRATs / Rinos / 0dumb0 / Sec Gates & all the other bastards who are destroying our military & subjecting our overwhelming NON-gay men & women to harassment & abuse.
The keyboard soldier does not work in real life.
They deleted a lot of shit out of the regs. We were sent official orders yesterday.
They are not going to keep statistics on how many homos are serving. We will never know but I doubt that there are 60K in that the homos claim.
Actually, the American people are pleased with this; according to a recent poll, 75 percent of the American people are “gay-friendly” and “tolerant.”
No, the American people believe in “fairness” at all costs.
They get booted. They have all the facts available online about the assaults and who is doing it. They include all the info.
Here is FY2010
Here is the mail link:
I’ll post some of the finding from the DOD reports. This is what happens when you bunk with a homo.
CONUS E2 M E1 Male Q3 Forcible Sodomy (Article 125,
Court-Martial Charges Preferred On-post incident. Victim alleged that subject anally
sodomized him while he was intoxicated. Subject
convicted at GCM and sentenced to five years
confinement, DD, E-1 and total forfeitures.
CONUS E5 M E4 Male Q2 Forcible Sodomy (Article 125,
Court-Martial Charges Preferred On-post incident. Victim alleged that subject sodomized
him while victim was intoxicated. Subject convicted at
GCM and sentenced to 4 years confinement, DD,
reduction to E-1 and total forfeitures.
CONUS UNK U E3 Male Q3 Not Applicable (N/A) Subject unknown On-post incident. Male victim alleged Forcible Sodomy
(Article 125, UCMJ) by unknown male.
Read these and pay heed.
CONUS E3 F E2 Female Q1 Abusive Sexual Contact (Article
Administrative Discharge On-post incident. Victim IET student alleged that subject
IET student grabbed her breasts under her sports bra
without consent. Subject was given non-judicial
punishment and was administratively discharg
(female on female)
CONUS E2 M E2 Male Q3 Wrongful Sexual Contact (Article
Administrative Discharge On-post incident. Victim alleged that subject touched
victim’s head with subject’s penis and indecently
exposed himself. Subject was administratively separated
for this and other misconduct.
You can tell by looking at the gender of the victim and the gender of the subject ( M or F)
The polls were flawed. I’m sure if they asked mostly homos they would get the results they wanted. Bottom line is the freaks gave Zero money to help his election bid and now he’s paying them back.
The push for sissyfying the military comes from non-military politicains, pandering for votes, and/or, sex deviates themselves.
NO real military-experienced veteran has any tolerance for sex deviates, and the introduction of women into the military overall, was the first mistake, and the start of the slippery slope.
Word will get around. If the aren’t many coming “out” or a bunch do, it will get attention.
I was in back in the 70s and 80s and even then, the homo-nazis were at it. We had young female recruits going to their duty station at NAB Jax and being “hit on” in the women’s barracks - we had to get them the hell out of there ASAP. Disgusting...
As a nation and as a military, we are doomed...
now lawsuits from these homosexuals have started saying they should not have been kicked out and how they were going to do 22 years service and they want back pay etc.
This is total B/S.
FIRST THING IS OVERTURN THIS LAW and I fear Romney nor Perry has the balls to do it.
Romney will just say he sees no problems have come out of this while ignoring many problems
Hussein is looking for a gay bounce to offset, replace and obscure tomorrow’s “unexpected” unemployment data.