Savior Gates

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    Jul 01, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday he wants to make the law prohibiting gays from serving openly in the armed forces "more humane" until Congress eventually repeals it. He said he has lawyers studying ways the law might be selectively enforced.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090701/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_gays_in_military

    The eventually repeals comment sounds like a stamp of approval to me. What do you think? Besides previously stating this debate should be pushed for a later time, he hasn't really supported nor opposed. until now?


  • EricLA

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    Jul 01, 2009 5:06 AM GMT
    I'm happy to hear them talk about it. It finally is a positive sign. But I'm not going to celebrate until the deal is done.
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    Jul 01, 2009 6:22 AM GMT
    About time.

    They've done it before with people like Margarethe Cammermeyer. They had to go through a courtroom circus though.

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  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 01, 2009 12:16 PM GMT
    Selective discharges, regardless of reason, goes against everything that the US military has become a model to the nation in terms of equal opportunity training and practice.


    But if you like your fatty scraps from the table, by all means, join the military and realize how much of a pawn you are as a homosexual. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Menergy_1

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    Jul 01, 2009 2:03 PM GMT
    Anyone know the (probably predictable) outcome of Lt Choi's session before the colonels yesterday?

    Maybe the decision will take a bit to appear "deliberated" .... I'm sure "it's the LAW" is the technical answer to continuing to discharge him and valuable others from our forces.


    I agree with coolarmydude that selectivity, though, is an inconsistent approach.