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Snooth User: Chris Carpita

I ask, you tell

Posted by Chris Carpita, Feb 2, 2010.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6114OW20100202

Interesting that the pentagon is finally getting to the question: "Should someone who puts his or her life on the line for American interests be forced to hide their sexual preferences?"

Does anyone think this is going anywhere, or is it just posturing?

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Reply by napagirl68, Feb 6, 2010.

Hi! I am here in SFarea , California.. we see a lot of press about this..

Personal opinion here... I always thought the Clinton "don't ask don't tell" policy was such a cop out.... no matter what side you were on. I was actually surprised by this decision out of a democrat.. but maybe the times...

Now... yes the trials are ongoing. But I think that maybe it will go somewhere, at least eventually. I think Clinton started the process without wreaking havoc. I think that anyone who enlists to fight for their country should not at all be judged by their sexual orientation.. period. You are choosing to fight for your country- hello! I am hoping this is not just posturing... I am thinking with the lobby going on, it may be overturned. With all the terroist stuff going on.. I am more concerned with checking out an profiling those who are beholdened to extremist muslim..vs. domestic homosexuals!!! LOL!

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Reply by zufrieden, Feb 6, 2010.

Bill Clinton was not exactly a risk-seeker, but he gently got the ball rolling - if half-heartedly. His stand on gay openness in the military had the same insipid flavor as his weak health care initiative. Personally - and this depends where you live - I think the notion of open sexual preference is quite passé. I believe it is better to know; the known becomes a matter of everyday information and less a subject of stigma.

Homosexuality as an issue isn't - whether in the military or anywhere else for that matter.

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Reply by napagirl68, Feb 6, 2010.

Yes, true about Clinton. He did get the ball rolling. But now the policy just seems so ridiculous. I don't even understand why homosexuals were banned from the military in the first place?? Sounds like a fear-based, homophobic policy. But anyway, our service people should not be required to hide who they are in order to stay in the military.

I think Obama will change this.. he pledged in his campaign to do this, and I am hoping that he will follow through.


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