Saturday, December 18, 2010

DADT Is History ( It's About Damn Time!!! )

There really is a Santa Claus!!! I really had lost hope that DADT policy would be repealed during the lame-duck session. I had figured by now that most of the Senate would be waiting in TSA Security lines for their flights back home. It's nice to know that they were able to finally rid the military of this bad policy. However it is a bit to late for all of the Airman, Sailors and Soldiers that had already been discharged. I hope that some where in the repeal there is a disputation that all of those Dishonorable and "Other Than Honorable" Discharges be changed to honorable. If they are not changed then there should be a prevision for those people to be able to appeal to have it changed to an Honorable Discharge.
Senate votes to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Posted by Zeninjor Enwemeka December 18, 2010 03:49 PM

By Mark Arsenault

WASHINGTON — Gays and lesbians will soon be able to serve openly in the United States military, after a US Senate vote today to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that has led to the discharge of some 14,000 gay service members since its establishment during the Clinton administration.

US Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts was among six Republicans who broke ranks to help Democrats overcome a procedural hurdle put up by the GOP. The vote this morning against the Republican filibuster was 63-33; at least 60 votes were needed to move the measure ahead. Final passage came in a second vote this afternoon, which passed 65-31, with eight Republicans in favor.

“It is time to close this chapter in our history,” President Obama said in a statement. “It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed.”

But the vote also outraged some Christian conservatives. "Today is a tragic day for our armed forces,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian lobbying group, in a statement. “The American military exists for only one purpose—to fight and win wars. Yet it has now been hijacked and turned into a tool for imposing on the country a radical social agenda.”

And to all of the those fore-mentioned Hatefilled Prejudice Homophobic & Bigoted Religous FUCKS, take this and run it up your Christmas Tree. Damn SOB's! Merry Christmas!

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