Friday, May 28, 2010

House Votes to Allow Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Law.

The Republicans are up in arms.

The House voted Thursday to let the Defense Department repeal the ban on gay and bisexual people from serving openly in the military, a major step toward dismantling the 1993 law widely known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The provision would allow military commanders to repeal the ban. The repeal would permit gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military for the first time.
Here were some of the arguments they used to stop this bill from passing.

REP. LOUIE GOHMERT (R-TX): “If someone has to be overt about their sexuality, whether it’s in a bunker where they’re confined under fire, then it’s a problem. And that’s what repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell does. It says, ‘I have to be overt, I don’t care. I want this to be a social experiment.”

REP: TODD AKIN (R-MI): “So are we then going to then protect and condone homosexuality in the military?…Is this the sort of thing that George Washington or our founders would be proud of, that we are doing today in this quick flash before Memorial Day?

Why are the Republicans always on the wrong side of history? Don't they ever tire of being dinosaurs?

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1 comment:

merlallen said...

Wasn't Washington's Inspector General gay? He was also the guy who trained the Continental Army Infantry.