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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Do Tell!


Well how about them apples?


The Senate voted today 65-31 to remove Don't Ask Don't Tell. Don't believe me? Check it for yourself!



"It is time to close this chapter in our history,'' Obama said in a statement after a test vote cleared the way for final action. "It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed.''

The Senate vote was 65-31. The House had passed an identical version of the bill, 250-175, on Wednesday.

Repeal would mean that, for the first time in American history, gays would be openly accepted by the military and could acknowledge their sexual orientation without fear of being kicked out.

Now that the military says gays can be soldiers, I wonder when Presbyterians will allow them to be preachers of peace?

3 comments:

Susan said...

Just a matter of when, no longer any doubt about it being a matter of if, thank goodness.

Alan said...

It is hard to overestimate the importance of having one of the nations largest employers start to get rid of this sort of discrimination. Young men and women in the armed forces will learn that the people they're serving with don't have a tail and horns. They'll learn first hand that the BFTSs have been lying to them for years.

This will only speed up the demise of marriage discrimination, immigration and adoption discrimination, employment discrimination, etc.

Only the haters don't see the writing on the wall.

Snad said...

The haters and the John McCains of the world, who I think would rather see people continue to suffer than admit they are wrong.