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The gatherings next week in Omaha and Lincoln are two stops on a national tour intended to keep pressure on President Barack Obama to change a policy he repeatedly said he would end while on the campaign trail.
The 1993 policy, a compromise between then-President Bill Clinton and military leaders, eliminated the military's practice of asking military recruits if they were gay, then barring those who answered yes.
It left in place a ban on being openly gay in the military, creating a situation It left in place a ban on being openly gay in the military, creating a situation where a gay ma
Originally posted by KSPigpen
I think Obama needs to step up and take care of the business he said he would take care of.
It doesn't affect their ability to do the job. It doesn't affect how seriously they take their job. It is nobody else's business.
And on a side note, what if you can't answer 'yes' or 'no' to the question. Speaking as a bisexual, I would wonder where they would draw the line.
I'm watching TV, sometimes watching movies, there are so many gay references on the tube these days. I think the tube is trying to convert everyone.
also from the original source
In five straight surveys done by the Military Times newspaper, nearly 60 percent of the active-duty respondents have said they oppose allowing openly gay people into the military.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by jd140
THAT is the same sort of thinking back when the US Armed Forces were being 'integrated'.
AND, to you guys who say you'd be uncomfortable changing or showering in front of a Gay man, don't flatter yourselves so much!
You are WAY too hung up on the sexuality aspects....do you think every Gay man, or straight woman, finds your sorry butt attractive???
Do you straight men find every woman you see attractive???
Take your heads out of your bums and grow up ... you're adults, not adolescents!
Originally posted by KSPigpen
I Do think it's a little homophobic to assume that a gay person couldn't be able to shower with another individual without wanting to have gay sex with them. What makes you so attractive that a gay guy wants you anyway?
You see where I'm coming from? What if the person likes 'fat chicks.' I don't know if I want to shower with some guy that likes fat chicks. It might spread to me, or he might think I look like a fat chick and try to seduce me.
The policy is ridiculous. Yeah, it's ok to die for your country, as long as you have the same sexual preference as me, or at least pretend like it. I think gay people can fight just as well as heteros. Again, Sparta.
Courage, valor, dedication....none of them dependent on any particular sexuality preference.
[edit on 18-8-2009 by KSPigpen]
Forget that its two guys. Look at it as a guy and a girl. Girls (in this situation is the straight guy, ironic huh) don't want to shower with guys. Doesn't mean that every guy wants to sleep or stare at her. Its a comfort thing.