Before tonight, not one person in his squadron knew that he is gay. There was no possible affect on "unit cohesion," a made-up defense of Don't Ask, Don't Tell with zero evidentiary basis, as admitted by those who created the policy.
He and his lawyer have been trying to delay an appeal hoping that Obama would fulfill his promise to end discrimination in the military. His time is running out.
This is a real life. This policy is ending the career and livelihood of a real person. It has ended the careers and livelihoods of over 12,500 people, including 206 since Obama was sworn in. Don't Ask, Don't Tell may not be an urgent matter to our president, but it is an urgent matter to Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach. It is an urgent matter to real people. We need to tell others that it is urgent.
There is no justification for this policy. The militaries of the United Kingdom, Israel, Germany — militaries with which our troops serve and interact directly — are perfectly able to handle gay people serving openly. Ours can, too.
—Chan Lowe, Florida Sun-Sentinel. Share this.
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