Saturday, December 18, 2010

DADT: No More!!

As I'm sure pretty much everyone has already heard!

And watch the 'kombat keyboard chickenhawks' and 'Tepublicans' heads explode!!

Great News, especially for the brother and sister soldiers who served and died for this country in our wars, mostly of choice! I knew a few who's names grace "The Wall", In Memory, with our other brothers and sisters!!

'Nam '70-'71 last of my four years!

Congress repeals 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays in military

December 18, 2010 - The Senate voted 65-31 Saturday to end the Pentagon’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military, as President Barack Obama declared “it is time to close this chapter in our history.”

The vote, which sends the bill to Obama for his signature, not only was a historic triumph for gay rights, but it sets the stage for gays to serve openly in the military for the first time.

It was lauded as “one of those moments in our history when we stepped up and squared our policies with the values this nation was founded,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Obama left no doubt he will push to implement the new policy.

”By ending 'don’t ask, don’t tell,' no longer will our nation be denied the service of thousands of patriotic Americans forced to leave the military, despite years of exemplary performance, because they happen to be gay,” he said. “And no longer will many thousands more be asked to live a lie in order to serve the country they love.”

Obama’s signature will not mean instant repeal, but Defense Secretary Robert Gates pledged Saturday to move quickly. {continued}

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