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  •  It isn't sexual preference, it's being able to (9+ / 0-)

    openly say, "I'm gay" without losing your job.

    I think that's what militaryvoter it getting at.

    "The revolution's just an ethical haircut away..." Billy Bragg

    by grannyhelen on Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 01:15:14 PM PST

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    •  Let's put a finer point on this problem... (3+ / 0-)
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      homogenius, DKinUT, HylasBrook

      It isn't that gay people who serve in the military are fighting for the right to run around screaming, "I'm gay and proud!"

      They just don't want to have to pretend that they are anyone other than who they are for fear of losing their job.

    •  I think that is a reasonably arguable point (0+ / 0-)
      - although probably not before the current Supreme Court.

      As for this one-year review, colour me disappointed. If it is a case of passing the law right now, but it only taking effect in a year, I could understand an argument that says there will need to be amendments to military regulations, which will depend on the exact wording of the bill, so they have to be done after it has passed. If that is the case, I could tolerate that, but I would want to see stop loss used in the meantime to prevent any further dismissals.

      But if they are saying the law should not be passed for a year - screw that. Why the hell should there be another year's delay before the legislative fight even begins? Who knows what the make-up of Congress will be in 12 months time?

      Chill the f*** out. I got this.

      by ultraviolet uk on Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 02:46:20 PM PST

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