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  •  *hug* (11+ / 0-)

    Well right now we're still under DADT - it won't be repealed until 60 days after certification.

    And once it's repealed, then yes. We're back to pre-1993. What will need to happen is the DOD will need to write inclusive regs. And ideally (but probably unrealistic) the president should issue an executive order barring discrimination. That would allow gays to serve openly.

    "If moral disapprobation of homosexual conduct is “no legitimate state interest”[...]what justification could there possibly be for denying the benefits of marriage to homosexual couples[...]?" - Justice Antonin Scalia

    by indiemcemopants on Sun Apr 03, 2011 at 06:38:51 PM PDT

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    •  True, but (2+ / 0-)
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      They have to do that in the face of a public that is more and more friendly to gay rights. And in the face of openly gay former service members willing to make very public demonstrations.

      Legally it'll be 1993, but a lot of things have shifted favorably since then. There are reasons to be optimistic.

      "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

      by nosleep4u on Sun Apr 03, 2011 at 07:56:25 PM PDT

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