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Dems demand answers on Pentagon not recognizing Pride Month
The Hill ^ | 06/29/18 | Rebecca Kheel

Posted on 06/29/2018 9:35:14 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

A group of House Armed Services Committee Democrats is demanding answers from the Pentagon on why it is “backing away” from its annual Pride celebration.

“We write to express our concern that Pentagon leadership is backing away from supporting and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) service members and Department of Defense (DoD) employees,” the eight Democrats wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis. “The fight for dignity and inclusion for LGBT individuals in our Armed Forces should remain a steadfast priority for the Department of Defense.”

The letter was organized by Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.).

This year, for the first time since the 2011 repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Pentagon did not issue a memo officially recognizing June as Pride Month. Without the official recognition, the Pentagon’s Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity did not issue posters and other materials to mark the occasion as it has done in the past.

The Pentagon’s LGBT employee group did hold its annual celebration earlier this month. No senior official was on stage, though Army Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey and Vee Penrod, acting secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, attended.

The low-key celebration came as the Trump administration’s attempt to ban transgender service members continues to be fought in court.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fdrq; gayagenda; homofascism; homosexualagenda; leftwingnuts; lgbt; lgbtq; military; ribbonbullies; secdefmattis; trumpdod; unamericanactivities
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Because the US military is tasked with protecting America not pushing a gay agenda.
1 posted on 06/29/2018 9:35:14 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

ALL Dems Obsess about is KILLING BABIES and Putting your JUNK where it doesn’t belong!! What a Party!


2 posted on 06/29/2018 9:36:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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3 posted on 06/29/2018 9:37:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: yesthatjallen

Insane commie RATS are in no position to “demand” anything from anybody.
The U.S. military should not to be used as some kind of political fodder.


4 posted on 06/29/2018 9:37:37 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: yesthatjallen

When is straight white male pride month?


5 posted on 06/29/2018 9:37:57 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: yesthatjallen

Cheese and whine


6 posted on 06/29/2018 9:38:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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The priority is to defend the country, not to endorse a destructive pattern of conduct, despite what LGBLT advocates say.


7 posted on 06/29/2018 9:39:27 AM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: yesthatjallen

I don’t think rainbow patterned
camo is going to work well.


8 posted on 06/29/2018 9:39:36 AM PDT by Lean-Right (Eat More Moose)
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To: yesthatjallen

Let them keep asking


9 posted on 06/29/2018 9:39:42 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: yesthatjallen
Because there is no pride months for these folks?

How many people even know what this flag is for? There are quite a few of us who could wave this flag but don't. We don't demand special rights and recognition either.
10 posted on 06/29/2018 9:39:57 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: No Socialist

July.


11 posted on 06/29/2018 9:40:10 AM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: yesthatjallen

it’s amazing that in 25 years we’ve gone from what two consenting adults do together in their own bedroom is nobody’s business to bow before the altar of perversity genuflect before it


12 posted on 06/29/2018 9:40:14 AM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. Robert Heinlein)
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To: yesthatjallen

No government agency has any business promoting Pride Month. If private citizens want to promote perversion, they can do so on their own time.


13 posted on 06/29/2018 9:40:39 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: yesthatjallen

The reason they did not observe it is because Trump told them not too, so you would whine to high heaven about a 2% group, and Trumps numbers would tick up some more.

Winning and winning not whining and whining.


14 posted on 06/29/2018 9:41:09 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: yesthatjallen

I don’t think there is any way I could survive today’s military. My days as a GI are long past


15 posted on 06/29/2018 9:42:15 AM PDT by lesko
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To: yesthatjallen

Good. Put the dykes and queers on full ignore.


16 posted on 06/29/2018 9:42:36 AM PDT by afsnco (18 of 20 in AF JAG)
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To: yesthatjallen

The answer is they don’t have to give an answer. The Pentagon has nothing to do with gays trying to make themselves think they are all right.


17 posted on 06/29/2018 9:43:02 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is the denial of human nature.)
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Answer: We wish them well, but there’s nothing to celebrate.


18 posted on 06/29/2018 9:43:22 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: afsnco

Exactly, they can do whatever the hell they want to in the bedroom, but it’s nothing that needs to be celebrated.


19 posted on 06/29/2018 9:43:38 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: yesthatjallen

Maybe the proclamation can be printed on the backside of the documentation Rosenstein is holding up.


20 posted on 06/29/2018 9:43:41 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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