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Brigadier General Becomes First Openly Gay Flag Officer in U.S. Military
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network ^ | 08/10/2012 | Zeke Stokes

Posted on 08/10/2012 4:54:14 PM PDT by BurningOak

(Arlington, VA) Army Brigadier General Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay flag officer to come out while currently serving in the U.S. military. She was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in a private ceremony which took place today at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. BG Smith received her stars from her wife, Tracey Hepner.

“For years, gay and lesbian generals and admirals were forced to hide their families in order to protect their careers. It is a great day for our military and for our nation when this courageous leader is finally able to recognize her wife for her support and sacrifice in the same way that all military families should be recognized for their service to our country,” said Sue Fulton, a 1980 West Point graduate and member of the OutServe Board of Directors.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: army; dadt; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; military; moralabsolutes; usarmy
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Wow, that was fast. I expected gay generals in 20 years but these guys do not waste any time. I am slowly begining to understand that DADT repeal was simply the end result of a decades long process of weakening the greatest fighting force on earth.

Any ideas on reversing all this? Even Romney is OK with it, how can the clear majority of Americans not have a voice in this?

PS: Sorry about source, so far its them and some blogs.

1 posted on 08/10/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT by BurningOak
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To: BurningOak

As if I give a smelly sceptic Obama.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 4:57:59 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: BurningOak

Yeah, make our military a fag playground, wherein courage is redefined as being openly Loud, Proud and Queer.

For shame.


3 posted on 08/10/2012 5:04:09 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: BurningOak

I’m actually surprised that it took so long after Obama’s announcement. Now suppose that General Smith was COL Jerry Sandusky’s CG and his victim was some 18 year old private. Would she court martial him? The world wants to know.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 5:04:23 PM PDT by centurion316 ( I)
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To: BurningOak

Brig. General Tammy Smith and her wife Tracey Hepner:

http://queerlandia.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/general_tammy_smith.jpg?w=450&h=300


5 posted on 08/10/2012 5:04:24 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: BurningOak

She looka like a man. :P


6 posted on 08/10/2012 5:05:44 PM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: BurningOak

The US Military is being hollowed-out, gutted and polluted everyday.


7 posted on 08/10/2012 5:05:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping.

The next few years will bring more disgust and worse, IMO.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 5:06:07 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: VMI70

Couple of ugly man-broads.


9 posted on 08/10/2012 5:07:11 PM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: centurion316

If not cut at the bud, this will eventually result in an entire homosexual subculture within the military. Moral issues aside, this is terrible for unit cohesion and general battle preparedness.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 5:09:50 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

We are ******!

LLS


11 posted on 08/10/2012 5:10:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: VMI70

The “wife” looks more like a husband.

Or does she claim to be the “husband”?


12 posted on 08/10/2012 5:10:39 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BurningOak

I have 2 years left and then i retire after 24 years of service. I weep for what we have become.


13 posted on 08/10/2012 5:11:05 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: AmericanSamurai

Lesbians - It ain’t like in the movies


14 posted on 08/10/2012 5:11:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BurningOak

Certainly hasn’t done the Catholic Church any good.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 5:12:17 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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“For years, gay and lesbian generals and admirals were forced to hide their families in order to protect their careers.”

How many could there be? They are less than 2% of the population and not the type that would be scene as drawn to military service.

The fact that she is a woman who graduated West Point among the first of the militant ‘we can do anything a man can do’ feminists makes sense though.

16 posted on 08/10/2012 5:15:35 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: VMI70

What are they twins. Cripes they look alike.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 5:17:53 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: BurningOak

‘’I will not lie, cheat, or steal. Nor will I tolerate those who do.’’ — I think this is part of the Officer’s Honor Code. Guess this Admiral’s honor is quite flexible.


18 posted on 08/10/2012 5:19:07 PM PDT by Lexington Green (''Those who bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boots that kick them.'' -- Eric Hoffer)
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Here’s the real story on this over-the-hill, 50 year old weekend “rainbow warrior”. She made damn certain she was going to be promoted to BG before she told the military that she was a dyke. She got promoted then said she was a dyke, then started parading her “wife” around. I guess she considers herself the “husband” in this sicko relationship. That’s the story. Instead of being made into some kind of hero, she should be discharged for lying for all the years she served, when being homosexual was against the UCMJ. That should be the story. This woman should be court-martialed. She’s a liar and brought dishonor on the US military.

http://www.stripes.com/news/smith-becomes-first-gay-general-officer-to-serve-openly-1.185372


19 posted on 08/10/2012 5:21:05 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: BurningOak

So many idiots on this site were decrying service members who didn’t stand up against this “serve openly” crap. Now you see why. Career suicide for no reason whatsoever. Hell, I heard all about the “lesbian mafia” in the senior officer ranks back when I was a cadet. Let me re-iterate: we don’t speak out because NOBODY CARES WHAT WE THINK.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 5:21:41 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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