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Obama seeks to curb ruling on gays in the military? adult content

The Obama adminstration on thursday asked the judge to keep the policy Don't Ask, Don't Tell mostly intact, rather then issue an injunction against it, while congress debates the issue. There were crys from some in the gay rights community that Obama was forsaking a campaign promise he made to supprt repeal of the law.


Asked by Natesmom507 at 10:16 AM on Sep. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I found this interesting.

    The fact is that, in America's all-volunteer armed forces, the vast majority of recruits come from families with more traditional religious and moral values. There is a strong correlation between valuing military service and valuing traditional morality. By contrast, the 3% or so of the US population that self-identifies as homosexual has not been as interested, statistically, in military service. Forcing the military to openly endorse gay sexuality as normal will immediately cause the parents of young men and women in more traditional families to be wary about allowing their teenage sons and daughters to enlist. The change could cause a permanent deficit of 10-20% in recruitment, something that Gays cannot make up, and supporters of normalization of Gays in society will not enlist to make up the difference.

    Answer by Carpy at 11:27 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Well, he finally did something correct. You don't legislate from the bench. Let this law have its day in Congress where legislation happens.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:12 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • While the President can change policy, he cannot change the UCMJ. Section 925. ART. 125.It can only be changed/deleted by congress.

    Answer by MTM at 10:35 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • 13000 soldiers have been released from the military because of this.

    Over what time period? And please provide a source.

    Answer by Carpy at 11:29 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • I think they had better keep it in place because they haven't given a single thought to the logistics it will involve. It is all about emotion. You cannot make big decisions based on emotion. Repealing DADT has huge state's rights issues..Constitutional issues. They have no clue how to work it...implementing it now will without planning the logistics will most certainly cause an overturning down the road based on Constitutionally given state's rights and the state laws in the majority of the country where homosexuality is concerned.

    How many of you realize all this hoopla is for less than 1% of our troops...some of which don't give a rats behind about DADT to begin with?


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:13 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • It will eventually be repealed, it is unconstitutional, and the gay movement has every right to be upset.

    Answer by older at 10:31 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • She worked under my brother. I am not giving her name. She goes fishing with him a lot.

    Answer by Carpy at 11:18 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • yourspecialkid: I didn't realize the percentage was that small. Isn't this the definition of "special interest"?

    Answer by jesse123456 at 12:20 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • jesse, I suppose it could be defined as a special interest. The small % is one reason why DADT is a good thing. A lot of the dismissals have involved other infractions..there was a high profile one where 2 guys were caught in the act in their military vehicle while on duty..2 straight people in the same situation would have been kicked out. It is just very frustrating for our military leaders to try and discuss logistical issues when the masses are basing their opinion on emotion.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:47 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

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    Answer by lovinangels at 10:23 AM on Sep. 25, 2010