Friday, December 3, 2010


For the past few years, what has stopped the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is the fear that openly gay military service members will disrupt unity cohesion and combat operations.  After the order of multiple surveys to anticipate the real response of our service, 70% of current military personnel (under age 30) do not think that gays being allowed to serve openly in the military (the repeal of DADT) would have a negative effect.  As for the general population, Pew Research Center said 58% of Americans favor allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military, with 27 percent opposed.

DADT is wrong and immoral because it forces gays to lie – hiding their sexual orientation -- in order to serve their country. If someone is willing to die for our country, they should be able to live confidently and freely as they truly are. 

Eric Alva – who risked life and limb for his country but was forced to hide his identity as a gay man – put it best the other day: "My fellow troops have spoken. Generals have spoken... The American people have spoken. From this point forward, any delay is nothing more than discrimination and partisan politics."

More than 14,000 gay service members have been discharged since 1994, including 428 last year.  It needs to stop.  And you can help.  Contact your senator TODAY (CLICK HERE) as the vote is slated for Tuesday morning during the lame duck session.  

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