I have to post this Anon because I'm sure I'd get freaked out on over it, but I have an honest question regarding "Don't ask, don't tell". How is it a restriction on gay rights? I ask that in all honesty, because as a supporter of gay rights, I am confused on this issue. I feel like this policy protects both heterosexual and homosexual soldiers. It doesn't seem like a bad thing to me, because it keeps the focus on protecting our freedom, instead of more trivial issues like whether or not the person in the bunk next to you is gay or straight.
It also seems like a silly issue to see people like Lady Gaga freaking out over. Aren't there bigger fish to fry?
I'm honestly not trying to offend anyone. I really just don't understand. Comments welcome.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:59 PM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by Anouck at 3:11 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 3:17 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by Biz1985 at 3:08 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 3:29 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by Misteh at 3:00 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by hill_star03 at 3:05 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:20 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 3:51 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
No, it's much deeper than that, anouck..... Example: There may be a need for seperate quarters because of troop morale. A woman doesn't want a random man in the showers with her, right? So why is it wrong that a straight man may not want a gay man in the showers with him. So, who is going to pay for this transition of quaters? Then add to it, marriage. How can the military accept gays who were married in CA if they are restationed in Ohio? Or can dating couples move into housing on base? If they can't~ will they say 'discrimination'? But straight nonmarried couples can't live on base/shop on base/etc... Much more needs to be figured out.. It's more than the foo fooey emotion aspect. Try to gain perspective. There's logistics/parameters/etc that need to be figured out. Who is going to pay for the staff to figure it out?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:33 PM on Sep. 22, 2010