ABC TONIGHT: What Would You Do? Gay Military Personnel getting affectionate in public.

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    Feb 26, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    Check it out, on tonight, right now. EST.

    UPDATE: AIRING TONIGHT, MARCH 4.

    http://abcnews.go.com/story?id=12939285&sid=6474259
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    Feb 26, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    The segment is coming up in a few minutes.
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    Feb 26, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    Looks like the segment will be the last segment of the hour. 5-10 minutes from now. Stop reading the other dumb threads and turn on your TV. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 26, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    Only six minutes left in the show. I wonder if they are removing this segment. I noticed this link on the ABC website and someone who earlier posted about this segment:

    http://abcnews.go.com/WhatWouldYouDo/gay-soldiers-harassed/story?id=12939285

    "What bothers me about this 'what would you do segment' is the fact that no military member is suppose to show this type of behavior while in uniform, female/male, male/male, or female/female. When in uniform you are suppose to behave like a professional. When you get behind closed doors, no one cares what you do. It is inappropriate for any military member in uniform to act this way. Also, this segment adds to the perception that gay men in the military do not or will not abide by the rules when serving in the military. This segment is an insult to my intelligence for it will lead people to believe that homosexuals are incapable of serving in the military. It makes them look like idiots who have no control over their sexual urges. Gays have been serving in the military since the beginning of time. I served with them while I was in and didn't have a problem with it then, and still don't have a problem with it now. However, I worry about people who are gay being open with this fact in the military, for there are still too many people serving in the military with strange and morbid ideas about who homosexuals are and how they conduct themselves. It puts them at risk for others wanting to harm them. No one should have to be afraid of who they are based on the phobic ideas of someone else. Shame on you ABC news. Although you attempt to make a point with this segment, it feels more like a slap in the face to me and my fellow military veterans."
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    Feb 26, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    Did the segment air?

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    Feb 26, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    Just woke up from a nap. Guess I missed it.
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    Feb 26, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    Upper_Canadian saidDid the segment air?



    Wow, no, they pulled the segment. I wonder if it had anything to do with the outcry of that one commenter above (who has a point). That was posted two days ago. When I looked at the info for tonight's show, it listed all of the segments shown plus the Gay Military segment. I am going to see what happened as I check out the Twitter feeds now. Others will surely wonder too.
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    Feb 26, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    Cool, I just tweeted with the host himself, John Q. He said there were technical difficulties and they switched in another segment last second. May air in the future but doesn't know when.

    Dysfunctional Life (@vicsmusings) has shared a Tweet with you:

    "JohnQABC: @vicsmusings will air soon...to early to tell right now."
    --http://twitter.com/JohnQABC/status/41338598435459072



  • metta

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    Feb 26, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    They dropped the show and changed it to interracial families.
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    Feb 26, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    Whadda I miss?
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    Feb 28, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    Damn, I really wanted to see that. Think it will be on the next episode?
  • groundcombat

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    Feb 28, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    The gentlemen is correct. Public Displays of Affection (PDAs) are not allowed in uniform regardless of sexual orientation. I believe the exception is holding hands. It makes no sense to build a segment around gays doing it except to suggest that there will be some new influx of PDA as a result of DADT Repeal.
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    Feb 28, 2011 5:48 AM GMT
    I look forward to the day that our troops are coming home from some deployment and a gay couple can have a kissing reunion like the straights....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 04, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    UPDATE: AIRING TONIGHT, MARCH 4.

    http://abcnews.go.com/story?id=12939285&sid=6474259
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    Mar 04, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    Bump
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    Mar 05, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    On in an hour!
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    Mar 05, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    Bump! Must watch!
  • metta

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    Mar 05, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    Thanks for the update. I will have to record it...in about 4 hours. 9pm PST where I am.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 05, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    It's a stupid question, but obviously you're not a stupid guy because you're gay and we are all brilliant. Why are gay service members any different than the non-service members?
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    Mar 05, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidIt's a stupid question, but obviously you're not a stupid guy because you're gay and we are all brilliant. Why are gay service members any different than the non-service members?


    They're doing this in light of the DADT repeal. Since it will allow gays to be open about their relationships, they want to see how the public will react.
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    Mar 05, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Soldiers (even infantry icon_eek.gif ) would not go in uniform to a diner and be all over each other physically. The what ifs are retarded. ABC is simply creating an issue for ratings.
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    Mar 05, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    warren_t saidSoldiers (even infantry icon_eek.gif ) would not go in uniform to a diner and be all over each other physically. The what ifs are retarded. ABC is simply creating an issue for ratings.


    Erm.... I dunno. It could happen. I see trucks with base stickers and an HRC sticker all the time.
  • OptimusMatt

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    Mar 05, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    God your media outlets are so good at polarizing your plebeian masses.

    The dude who commented was correct - I sincerely doubt this will be an actual issue, but IT COULD BE SO LET'S GET THIS UPROAR GOIN'

    FFS
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    Mar 05, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    warren_t saidSoldiers (even infantry icon_eek.gif ) would not go in uniform to a diner and be all over each other physically. The what ifs are retarded. ABC is simply creating an issue for ratings.


    I've seen a ton of male service members be affectionate with their wives in public in uniform.
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    Mar 05, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    Wow it just finished here on the east coast. They covered it from many angles, men and women. Very good job. Don't miss it.