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US Army Secretary says military is ready to lift gay ban

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  1. Brian Burton 27 Oct 2009, 7:10pm

    About Time Too. Gay Military personel have proved themselves over many years that their sexuality, in no way dose not interfere with their duties in the services.

  2. Barry, Northampton 27 Oct 2009, 9:10pm

    Too right Brian, it is about time.

  3. The idea of opening it up in phases is fobbing the community off, a sop to the religious right, a crackpot scheme that should be opposed. It is not backed up with any sound reasoning.

  4. Brian Burton 28 Oct 2009, 1:14pm

    Adrian T. Why be so pesimistic? If they say it’s going to happen, it’s because it should happen and who needs sound reasoning for repealing draconion Laws which only serve the few? Your reasoning is not sound on this one Adrian!

  5. The US Army Secretary didn’t just think this up and say it on the spur of the moment. Clearly the Obama administration is doing a considerable amount of work behind the scenes to prepare the US for the lifting of the ban. I actually trust Obama on this one and think he will deliver but its politically a much bigger issue in the States and need adroit handling.

  6. I hope the Pentagon has the decency to recind all the ‘Discharges’ and ‘Dishonourable Discharges’ dished out to gay service personnel over the years.

  7. Good news but all LGBT military personnel need to be watchfull for any attacks from their homophobic collegues.

  8. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 29 Oct 2009, 10:51am

    Gay soldiers are just as excellent and hardworking as our straight soldiers FULL STOP!!!!! Repeal this stupid, outdated and very expensive DADT policy NOW please Obama!!!!!!

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