No More DADT

Earlier this week the policy that prohibited any homosexual or bisexual person from disclosing his or her sexual orientation or from speaking about current relationships including their marriage while serving in the military was eliminated.

In 2010 with the support of President Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen a Defense Authorization Bill which would have removed this restrictive policy was approved by the House of Representatives, but was stopped in the Senate with a successful filibuster led by Senator McCain.

I’m hopeful that a few years from now people will look back at policies like DADT and say this is not the kind of thing that represents America. Unfortunately there will be those that disagree, but this is the kind of change I voted for that I wouldn’t have gotten from John McCain.

4 thoughts on “No More DADT

  1. AGREED! Very happy for all concerned to see the end of DADT. People shouldn’t be persecuted for love or infatuation or affection…. Now we need to have legal national recognition for the right to marry and all the accompanying benefits and obligations that come with it! If same gendered people want to make the same commitment that I “enjoy”, more power to them. Unions create stability in our society, and a sense of ease in our hearts and minds.

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  2. I have tears in my eyes and I am not kidding. The piece was funny and heart warming. I am so pleased that “the few and the proud” are also “the inclusive”, thanks so much for the link. For now at least, my faith in humanity is restored.

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  3. I agree. DADT was a policy that should never have been implemented in the first place, and its demise is long overdue. I also am pleased to see that the branch of the military that considers itself to be the most elite is also interested in recruiting dedicated soldiers who just happen to be gay. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with soldiering ability, and getting the military out of a soldier’s sexual orientation is just the first step in getting the government out of the intimate parts of people’s lives.

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