The Military’s internal survey regarding DADT was released today and guess what.
Like African American integration, like integrating women in the military, the Pentagon’s study has determined that overturning DADT and allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly “might cause some disruption at first but would not create widespread or long-lasting problems”.
Seems the young people serving in today’s military are more tolerate the the older folks running the country.
The biggest issue is with the Marines, and while I have a great deal of respect for the Marines as a fighting force, that mindset doesn’t surprise me. Although I must say that from my time in the military I can say for a fact that what a Marine says publicly and what he does privately behind a closed door are, very often, 2 entirely different things. ‘Nuff said.
So there it is, the military says DADT is, for the most part, a non-issue. Gates says DADT should be repealed. The only thing standing in the way are uber-conservative oldies in the GOP who just can’t stomach the gays (unless they are in airport bathrooms or pursuing Congressional pages…oooo did I say that out loud? I am sorry.)
Come on guys…time to realize that your prejudice against gays comes from an old mindset. The world has moved on and while you may be conservative, conservative doesn’t have to mean stuck in the past or unchanging.
Repeal DADT and allow patriotic gay men and women to proudly serve their country with honor and without having to lie.
DADT is unAmerican and now we all know it’s a non-issue.