Does this mean soldiers will all get gay-married?

Just saw that the Administration is putting language into the Defense Reauthorization Bill to repeal DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL –  a policy that was one of Bill Clinton’s lowest moments. This has always been a case of the nation being miles ahead of the elected ones. Clinton announced his intention to repeal the ban on gays in the military and backed right down to this silly compromise.  And what did he get for it – the anger of most Dems for sure, and absolutely no relief from those he was trying to assuage. They were going to keep going after him no matter what. And I know, he had to give cover to congress critters. It’s a bad excuse and it’s become the normal excuse for not doing the right thing.

In any case, we’ll see how it goes this time. Expect the usual heads to explode.

2 responses to “Does this mean soldiers will all get gay-married?

  1. This whole issue is bogus abut I am sure provides some level of comfort to the uninformed. I served as a military officer during the Viet Nam era and was most certainly NOT the only gay in my unit. My partner (of nearly 35 years) was sent to Viet Nam where he served as an MP and tells many tales of the rampant gay life that existed then and there. When/why did this become an issue?


    • I know it’s stupid, but so is a lot of stuff that we get all worked up about stupid.

      And the military? You know, I know, anyone with a brain knows that gays have always served honorably – from time immemorial. Alexander the Great was gay fer god’s sake. The Spartans at Thermopolye were gay. Lord almighty but this nonsense gets old.

      Nevertheless, for guys and gals in the service now, this lifts a threat that always hangs over their heads. And that’s a good thing.

      It became an issue when the religious right got political – and put abortion and gays and sex of all kinds at the top of the agenda. They did it by scaring the bejeezus out of presidents and congresses.


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