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Most support gays serving openly in military, says CBS News poll
CBS News ^ | October 4, 2011 | Lucy Madison

Posted on 10/05/2011 4:41:12 AM PDT by 1010RD

Just a few weeks after the implementation of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a majority of Americans say they support gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, according to a new CBS News poll.

According to the poll, 68 percent of Americans said they support gay and lesbians' rights to serve openly. Fifty percent said they "strongly" favored the idea.

Moreover, although many national Republicans leaders were against the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," more Republicans surveyed favor the idea of allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the armed forces openly than oppose it.

The poll shows that 48 percent of Republicans overall think gays and lesbians should be able to serve openly; 28 percent of those people said they favored the idea strongly.

Meanwhile, 41 percent of all Republicans opposed allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly- twelve percent of whom opposed the idea strongly, and 29 percent of whom opposed it only somewhat.

The numbers reflect little change in public sentiment since Congress repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in December 2010. Then, 50 percent of Republicans supported allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly, as did 69 percent of Americans overall, according to a CBS News poll.

Repeal of the 1993 law, which said gays could serve only if they kept their sexual orientations private, became official on September 20, 2011.


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The actual poll: http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/TheRepublicanRace.pdf

Have at it. There will be more like this, it's habitual.

1 posted on 10/05/2011 4:41:16 AM PDT by 1010RD
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2 posted on 10/05/2011 4:42:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
Why is it even necessary to take a poll on this issue? 68% is a pretty commanding majority. Why the effort to continue the brainwashing?

Unless it's not really true.

3 posted on 10/05/2011 4:43:18 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Unless it’s not really true? Hmmm...


4 posted on 10/05/2011 4:44:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Texas Eagle

Get them young. Just like the Hitler Youth.

The value of a Liberal education wins the day.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 4:45:57 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: 1010RD

We will see the real poll numbers after a couple of years and the truth starts to come out from service members.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 4:46:19 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: 1010RD
The numbers reflect little change in public sentiment since Congress repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in December 2010. Repeal of the 1993 law, which said gays could serve only if they kept their sexual orientations private, became official on September 20, 2011.

What I find interesting is that, before DADT, it was illegal to serve openly as someone who engages in homosexual acts, so, when it was repealed, why didn't the policy revert back to what it was before it was enacted? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7 posted on 10/05/2011 4:46:23 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Wait until we see what happens to the rate of homosexual rapes in the military.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 4:47:23 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: 1010RD

Do they go to Gay Bars to do these polls?

This is a crock of crap.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 4:49:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 1010RD

I wouldn’t be surprised if the lawsuits haven’t already started. Some delicate recruit gets his panties in a twist because the mean ol’ Drill Sergeant called him a pansy or some such thing and next thing you know he’s a millionaire.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 4:49:56 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

They kept that from the public. They also kept from the public why homos are unfit to serve. The reasons are still valid. All the other countries that allowed it have had major issues in the ranks.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 4:51:09 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: 1010RD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNEskfjlyDY


12 posted on 10/05/2011 4:52:08 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 1010RD
Poll sample being?

Mike

13 posted on 10/05/2011 4:52:29 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Texas Eagle

Most of the people that have never served in the military think...NOT. Most of the people that have never earned a milllion dollars think...again NOT.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 4:53:56 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: 1010RD
Do you think the fags, libs, and journalists(but I repeat myself) would have their panties in a twist if service people wanted to serve as openly heterosexuals?
15 posted on 10/05/2011 4:54:54 AM PDT by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Homo rapes are really high now compared to the number of freaks supposedly in. The media only concentrates on men raping women.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 4:55:01 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: 1010RD

Not that surprising. Most Americans have undergone PC brainwashing and few have actually served in the military. I’m sure the surveyed the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd pretty heavily too.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 4:57:56 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: 1010RD

The polls and surveys don’t mean squat unless they come directly from the people who are currently serving, on active duty, or in the reserves. They are the ones who should have the final say in the matter.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 5:00:00 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: rbg81

No chit. They compare it to working 9-5 and going home and not seeing that person agin until the next morning. If that was the case no problemo.

I asked one woman on a blog if she takes showers with her co-workers. Crickets...

I also asked her if she would have an issue with undressing in her office in front of everybody. Crickets.....


19 posted on 10/05/2011 5:02:16 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Texas Eagle

“Some delicate recruit gets his panties in a twist because...”

Or

Some recruit gets raped by her butch drill instructor, butch CO, butch platoon sergeant, etc...

It works both ways.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 5:03:56 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: USAF80

This is just going to lead to lesbians joining the military /sarcasm


21 posted on 10/05/2011 5:04:25 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: factoryrat

They only targeted certain members. Most family members could not participate because you had to have access to a government computer. If you didn’t have an invite you could not reply.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 5:04:50 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: ConservativeWarrior

What’s scary is when you have a homo commander or officer. They have a lot of power.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 5:07:54 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: 1010RD

Protecting our young from sexual perversion is not a matter of whether or not a majority (I question the polling)agrees or not. What is righteous is what matters and subjecting our young to being exposed to perverse behavior is not acceptable.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 5:08:12 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: 1010RD
Yeah, yeah, SeeBS News. Whatever. It's a done deal. There's not putting the genie back in the bottle.

A little word of advice for our flowery little warriors, though; if you happen to get captured by the enemy (God forbid), ix-nay on the "I'm-may ay-gay", understand?

I'm just sayin'.

25 posted on 10/05/2011 5:08:34 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Of course it’s untrue.. first give away was a CBS News Poll.


26 posted on 10/05/2011 5:09:39 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Texas Eagle

The military has a way of quietly changing rules so hopefully after a few years they will re-institute a DADT for everybody.

Kinda how the AF went from running to the bike test back to running(more)again for PT.

I’m sure they will say no displays of affection for anyone at any time except for your kids. No discussing your private life at any time etc.


27 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:28 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Wpin

Then we need school vouchers asap.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 5:18:24 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Why don´t they pole actual veterans?


29 posted on 10/05/2011 5:22:44 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: USAF80

Why don’t I find that surprising. I’m sure that the boots on the ground have a way of working these things out, they’re a pretty resourceful bunch.


30 posted on 10/05/2011 5:25:17 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: 1010RD

What happens when it becomes apparent that certain officers are given certain personnel special privileges and getting away with it?


31 posted on 10/05/2011 5:38:47 AM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: 1010RD

I don’t believe a word, or number, of it! When we fail to know or mention the very purpose of our national defence, we have lost sight of the way our srength is made strong.

To focus on sex and gender, especially same sex instead of how can we have a better military is a misplaced focus and value!

May God truly be: “In God We Trust” and a “One Nation Under God” and “Indivisible”


32 posted on 10/05/2011 5:41:42 AM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: 1010RD

Why don’t we poll the ones that this policy affect directly?


33 posted on 10/05/2011 5:42:47 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: USAF80

That is what’s people don’t get. It’s not about working with them, it’s about sharing intimate facilities with them. I don’t care if my coworker is limp wristed, I’m not taking a shower with him watching.


34 posted on 10/05/2011 5:42:51 AM PDT by LevinFan
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They polled the wrong bunch. The ones most affected would be the single folks living in the barracks, combat soldiers, and deployed servicemembers. They polled home station folks, guard and reserve members. If you are out on patrol in the sand box you will not have the time to fill out a survey.

A married member at home station goes home to his or her spouse so they don’t have to deal with a homo/lesbo rooommate. Same, same for non-deployed guard or reservists.

The single ones are the ones most affected. I would not want a homo for a roommate.

The policy guidance is that the local management will have to deal with any issues if someone don’t want a homo roomate. This will only work until they run out of rooms.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 5:46:52 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: 1010RD

“Should service members be forced to room with peers who are sexually attracted to them?”. Run that poll and see how it turns out.


36 posted on 10/05/2011 6:02:40 AM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: USAF80

The Air Force did surprise me as to how conservative they remain. They didn’t bite the PC apple. The navy is screwed in large measure, a good article about it is located here: http://www.newtotalitarians.com/index_files/Danzigization.htm


37 posted on 10/05/2011 6:08:18 AM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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Exactly. No parent would want that. The enlistement rate would take a nosedive.

You can have a girlfiend or boyfriend but you can’t room together. They cannot be in your room after a certain time. As a matter of fact most dorms have a rule against opposite sex members visiting anyway.

When I was in Iceland the top floor of our barracks was all women and we were not allowed on the floor in the evenings because we had communal bathrooms.

Now you add open homos to the mix and all hell will break loose.


38 posted on 10/05/2011 6:10:40 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Texas Eagle

Because it’s not enough for the gays to force their depravity on us, they demand we approve of it, as well.


39 posted on 10/05/2011 6:13:59 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: onedoug

Ouch.....pun intended?


40 posted on 10/05/2011 6:15:48 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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Why don´t they pole actual veterans?
Not a smart idea, it's not the veterans that are homos, they might want to try POLLING the veterans though.
41 posted on 10/05/2011 6:24:36 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: 1010RD

The slow destruction of the nation’s military is nothing less than an act of collective suicide.


42 posted on 10/05/2011 6:30:55 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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I don’t care what man says, God says “you shall not all the dog inside your camp”. He is not talking about canines, but those that emulate the doggy style. God knows man, if man were wise, he would know himself. Find me a group of people that hate ice cream, put them in a situation where ice cream is served aplenty, without limit, and wait until the “habit” of eating ice cream is cultivated. Not all will like “ice cream”, but more and more will begin to like it, and maybe even try it once or twice. You keep the fags out of your encampment, for the same reason you keep thieves, liars and adulterers out, because they bring trouble, and a general loosening of discipline.


43 posted on 10/05/2011 6:40:23 AM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics.)
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As a graduate of the Marine PLC program at Quantico I say the damage this will do our troops is UNBELIEVABLE!


44 posted on 10/05/2011 6:43:48 AM PDT by ardara
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To: ConservativeWarrior
Or Some recruit gets raped by her butch drill instructor, butch CO, butch platoon sergeant, etc... It works both ways.

Obviously, any female recruit who objects to being raped by her butch Drill Instructor is a detriment to unit cohesiveness and must be drummed out of the military.

And then charged with a hate crime.

So, you're right, it does work both ways.

45 posted on 10/05/2011 6:47:57 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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“a majority of Americans say they support gays and lesbians serving openly in the military,”

LIE.

I’m very concerned for our troops. Because I will bet my house that if someone is sexually harassed by a “gay” person in the military it will be swept under the rug and the victim will be punished. Political correctness will be the ruin of the US military... Someone had to have concerns about Nidal Hasan, but that was swept under the rug, too.

Praying for our troops.


46 posted on 10/05/2011 7:10:26 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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Serves me right for trying to post so early in the morning....


47 posted on 10/05/2011 7:32:28 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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While it matters little what we veterans and civilians think of it, it matters more what the active duty, sharing a room/shower with a fag soldier thinks of it....we’ve lost the nation on the issue.

The perverts got into the schools and we couldn’t fight ‘em. They poisoned our childrens’ minds. Those children are now voting age.

Gay marriage nationwide within ten years guaranteed. The only way to stop it would be to have state, local and federal government completely disengage from the marriage business.

Unfortunately my fellow Christians like having to get government permission to wed, so I don’t see that happening. As a result, get used to gay marriage because it’s coming to a state near you.


48 posted on 10/05/2011 7:42:35 AM PDT by Grunthor (Will vote, donate to and work for the eventual nominee. And so will you.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

It will be worse in the the womens’ barracks. THose dykes are pretty aggressive from what I saw even when “don’t ask” was in place.


49 posted on 10/05/2011 7:44:29 AM PDT by Grunthor (Will vote, donate to and work for the eventual nominee. And so will you.)
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The JAG Office will now become the FAG Office.


50 posted on 10/05/2011 7:46:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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