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US House panel attempts to delay lifting of military gay ban

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  1. Jock S. Trap 12 May 2011, 2:34pm

    They’ll continue to keep this discriminating law for as long as possible.
    They want the best from their troops but they don’t want their troops to have the best.
    That includes surely being able to be oneself.
    The Republicans will continue to show utter contempt and disrepect for all those serving.
    Disgusting.

    1. Connor Wallace 12 May 2011, 4:35pm

      It confuses me that they would rather have a group of liars, than people being honest.

      1. Jock S. Trap 13 May 2011, 8:43am

        Excellent point.
        Whose the biggest liar though, those hiding themselves to serve their country or those powers that be who believe the LGBT don’t serve to protect their country?
        Denying them the right to be themselves.

        1. plus they now claim that Obama doesn’t matter as he’s never served as a way to delay the inevitable
          many of the idiots who don’t want LBG to serve have never served I bet

          1. Jock S. Trap 13 May 2011, 8:52am

            Yeah, I know.
            It seems they will sink to any level to stop the LGBT community serving openly.

  2. I love the idea that somehow it compromises military prowess – have they never heard of the Israeli army? Not too shabby I’d say.

    1. Jock S. Trap 13 May 2011, 8:48am

      It does make me wonder what the powers that be in the US think of those countries that do accept and respect us, while serving alongside them!

  3. Does the US still pretend to be a democracy?

    1. Never has been, never will be, unless you change the Constitution. Democracy = mob rule, whereas in America they have a Constitutional Republic which has checks and balances on that.

  4. The republican party is trying to make obama look like a fool and overturn history making progress with human rights in which caroline kennedy and more than half the county has been behind and had to tell obama to do what he should arlready be marching on , the lgbt people and women elected him and he had better stand on the promises he made them for equal rights and civil rights and human rights, no body should have to tell you to stand up for equality , hell obama is a minority colored pesrson his self he nows what disscrimination is and feels like , he had better get on the ball and and stop letting the republiscans make the democratic party look like incompetent fools , and wimps, the take a few positive steps forward and then a ton of step backward, with some even simple measures that should have aleady been actied on , you dont wait for them if , they already know they are a republican problem with bigotry and has a goal to make them look bad, the aclu said they are going to take

  5. Dont want a load of poofs mincing around a battle field!

    1. poofs is a homophobic term you loser
      LBG are better soldiers then you

    2. Jock S. Trap 13 May 2011, 8:50am

      Oh dear – how sad.
      Another intellectually challenged person.

  6. Wim in Holland 13 May 2011, 10:21am

    Homophobes pretend that loads of gays and lesbians have to be placed in the army.
    Instead : There are no changes. Everybody collaborate as before. There is a chance that a colleague tells you to be gay or lesbian. That is that.

  7. With the US military’s disregard for human life in general I’m surprised the LGBT community weren’t the first to be approved for military service.

    1. David Myers 14 May 2011, 6:44am

      Actually CMYB, there is a long history in the US military of “tolerating” the presence of gays in the military during times of war, then exposing them after war is over and dumping them with dishonorable discharges in order to deny them military benefits. This happened during both WWI and WWII as well as Korea and Viet Nam. It probably happened as far back as the revolutionary war – there is certainly evidence of gay men fighting in that war.

  8. Jock S. Trap 13 May 2011, 11:04am

    Question is should we as a country who respect our troops and their openness be forced to serve alongside other countries that clearly have questions about LGBT serving alongside them?

  9. This is mostly just empty posturing from the teabaggers in the House, like their ‘repeal’ of health care reform. The chances of it passing the Senate or getting signed into law by Obama are small, to say the least. The bill they’re trying to attach it to may not even get a vote in the Senate before the repeal is certified, making the whole thing a moot point anyway.

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