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Why should it matter what a person sexuality is when it comes to fighting for their country?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on Jun. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Coming from a vet, I have no problem with DADT getting repealed. However..There is so much involved in it than just giving gays the go ahead. It's preparing the rest of the military. I remember Tailhook in the 90's. It created sexual harassment training year after year after year. The military will have to rewrite the entire SOP on what is acceptable behavior and then convince the homophobes in the military that it's okay to have a gay guy in the shower with them. This will take years if it gets overturned. The military is broke and there are no funds to transfer people, let alone come up with a new homosexual policy. Maybe it will get overturned and if it does, it needs to be done right. And anyone who has served knows how long it will take to get the higher ups to come up with policy. Years we are talking..YEARS.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 1:44 AM on Jun. 14, 2009

  • It shouldn't matter. JMO.

    Answer by dragonfly7271 at 9:27 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • perhaps for the same reasons or lack thereof yesterday??

    Answer by Carpy at 9:47 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • I agree... you have someone willing to lay down their life for their country, but you want to quibble about who they are attracted to??? I don't get it!

    Answer by Freela at 9:57 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • It's a mans job, women should not be out there fighting, they need to act like ladies and not butchy

    Answer by staceynoel at 9:58 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • it shouldnt.Men AND women can fight for their country.They are ALL heroes. Gay or straight if you are willing to die for your country then you deserve respect!!

    Answer by babysyoungmom1 at 10:00 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • I'm okay with "don't ask, don't tell". That said, I have a feeling that when you're hunkered down with gunfire all around you, and you haven't slept in days, you're too exhausted and scared to give a damn if the guy covering your ass is gay or not.

    Answer by AutumnBlessing at 10:04 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • It shouldn't. There's no real, solid, valid reason.

    Answer by SarahColbert at 10:06 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • Maybe it shouldn't but it does and there will always be people who do not agree with certain lifestyles. A lot of people equate being in the service with being a macho guy and gays are not thought of that way. Most think of them as quite the opposite. I think it would just add another layer not needed in the military. No General or Major etc. wants to have to be mediating between gays and straights when they are training men and women for war.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:38 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • the reason that i matter in the military because there are many people in the military that feel it is wrong to be gay. so if a gay guy or woman tells her buddies that she or he is gay then they are less likely to look at them as a whole person and start treating them different. also a lot of gay people have been killed for coming out of the closet while being in the army. remember that there are all walks of life that join the military and the military can not stop people from doing stupid things.

    Answer by mrssundin at 10:51 PM on Jun. 13, 2009