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Gay Legislator in Deal to Leave U.S. Army Reserve
January 16, 2001 5:30 AM   Subscribe

Gay Legislator in Deal to Leave U.S. Army Reserve He came out and stood up for Gay rights in the AZ Legislature...KUDOS to the U.S. Army Reserves for seeing the wisdom in giving him his HONORABLE discharge. BUT...
posted by Princess Buttercup (4 comments total)

 
I agree that the 'don't ask , don't tell' policy of the military is immoral . I think that the policy should be 'ask and tell' .


Furthermore , I think that sodomites should be accepted into the US military and put in the honored position of 'front line' of battle .

posted by ojsbuddy at 9:16 PM on January 16, 2001


It's a good thing the military already puts mindless homophobes in the front line, huh? I'm glad they don't let personal feelings get in the way of that.
posted by billybunny at 1:29 AM on January 17, 2001


My father served in the US Army for 27 years and his sex life never came into question. Why should a gay man's simply because he's not in the "norm"? Whats the difference between a gay person serving with honor and doing their job above and beyond the call of duty and a heterosexual? The job is getting done. The country is being protected. And the military is not compromised because of someone's sexual orentation.
posted by Princess Buttercup at 5:08 AM on January 17, 2001


Buttercup: Exactly. Who I share my bed with has no bearing on my ability to heartlessly shoot and kill my fellow man.

Of course, there's the morale issue. I know the fact that these big, tough, macho guys can't handle the thought of another guy checking out their ass certainly lowers *my* morale.

It's a moot point for me anyway, though, since I have no interest in risking my life defending this nation.
posted by CrayDrygu at 4:41 PM on January 17, 2001


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