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November 30, 2005

Gays In Military - From the Right

-- by Dave Johnson

The Daou Report is linking to this fascinating post and discussion of gays in the military at a usually right-wing site, BLACKFIVE: Lively discussion on gays in the military. It started with Blackfive's post Why can't gays serve proudly? saying "the ban on gays serving openly in the military is wrong."

"If I am lying by the road bleeding, I don't care if the medic coming to save me is gay. I just hope he is one of those buff gay guys who are always in the gym so he can throw me over his shoulder and get me out of there."

That sentiment fits not only gay troops, but any other group that experienced discrimination. The military has been the leader in leveling the playing field for women and minorities for a long time, and it is well past due that we terminate the farce of "Don't ask, don't tell".

Needless to say, there is reaction. Comments include

Leveling the playing field? More like being forced to conduct social experiments at the direction of a do-gooder Congress. The integration of women in the military into a variety of formerly prohibited MOSes over the last 15 years has been a hindrance to readiness, esprit d' corps, and probably recruitment.
Lots more over there. Go take a look.

Posted by Dave Johnson at November 30, 2005 4:24 PM

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