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Should gays be allowed to serve in the military?

posted 4/1/2009 7:44:39 PM |
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Should gays be allowed to serve in our military, or do you think the military is no place for anyone who is gay? Also, should we continue having the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, or should that be dropped all together? Do you think this is a good policy, and if so, why?

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Apr 1 @ 7:49PM  
I personally don't think this should be an issue. Their sexual preference really doesn't concern me. Hell, gays are allowed to marry so, why can't they serve in the military.

Apr 1 @ 8:07PM  
I have no problem with it. I know many that wouldn't join, but I am sure there are ones who would conform easily. Every personality is different and sexual preferences shouldn't be used to define an individual.

Apr 1 @ 8:32PM  
Yes. Why not?

Apr 1 @ 8:38PM  
If they can allow a woman in why not a gay person??? At least a gay male don't have to worry about PMS with a ship load of men

Apr 1 @ 8:38PM  
Certainly! Many gays in the closet served this nation with honor in the military. We need to attract the best people to serve our nation that we can. As long is there is no sexual harassment, no problem by me, and I served!

Apr 1 @ 8:39PM  
Well if a gay guy saved your life in combat & never tried to poke you when you dropped the soap

Apr 1 @ 8:51PM  
Those who would not accept protection from the military because it has openly gay members, should not receive it.

Apr 1 @ 8:55PM  
Those who would not accept protection from the military because it has openly gay members, should not receive it.

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Apr 1 @ 9:59PM  
Don't ask don't tell is as far as it should go. There is no place for work romance in combat. This could get your ass killed if your not the one being romanced. Even before it became more axceptable I was never anti gay.

Apr 1 @ 10:31PM  
as long as they will protect their country i have no problems with them being fact i know some straight guys right after 9-11 who were in the military who said they were going awol to canada so i who rather have a brave gay serving as these cowards any day.but the don't ask don't i think works pretty good just like i don't need to know how many women a straight guy wants to lie about sleeping with who wants to serve

Apr 2 @ 7:39AM  
I have seen both sides of this issue. On the military side, the reason they don't allow it is that what would happen if you were in a bunker with a homosexual for months on end you would be to busy thinking about them doing something to you rather than what was going on around you. On the non-military side, i had a friend in a elite unit ( he is dead now) that said he had a transsexual in his unit & he was the bravest guy you could ever meet & wouldn't trade him for anything.

So i can see both perspectives. But as you know I have nothing against homosexuality & feel that they should be able to go anywhere in the military as long as they are capable of doing the job.

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Apr 2 @ 12:11PM  
As a former Marine I've never understood the prohibition or the reasons behind it. As long as any person shows discretion in their personal life there should not be any problems. There are already rules in place about fraternization in the ranks and having 'relations' on government property, these same rules (and the exceptions) should apply to gays as well.

The only negative that I see is that, largely, the enlisted no longer live in open barracks where 60 guys all sleep in one room dorm style. Now they have 2 - 4 person rooms. If one is straight and has a very gay roommate, well you can see the implications. Remember these are mostly very young people with all the problems and uncertainty associated with youth and some will have trouble coping. It's not like a private can demand to change rooms.

Apr 2 @ 7:49PM  
I see no problem at all with gays serving in the military. They live in this country too, and if they want to serve, more power to them. Their sexual preference shouldn't be an issue.

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