Finally: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is dead!

BettyJean Kling

Of all the hypocritical and ridiculous rules I have ever heard- this one took the cake! Don’t ask – Don’t tell made as much sense as wink wink – or who me?

I should think the world’s greatest Army could stand on some honestly but first they ask them to raise their right hand and promise to defend their country but on the other hand they ask them to lie about how God made them .  14,000 have been forced out because they refused to lie – I wonder how many lived a lie just to serve ?

House Votes to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ Allow Gays to Serve Openly in Military

The House has voted to repeal the 1993 law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell” and allow gays to serve openly in the military.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/27/senate-panel-votes-lift-military-gay-ban/

The House vote Thursday came several hours after the Senate Armed Services Committee took the same course and approved a measure repealing the policy that prohibits service by gays who openly acknowledge their sexual orientation.

The committee voted 16-12 to repeal the 1993 law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was the only Republican to vote in favor of repeal while Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., was the only Democrat to vote against the initiative that was attached to a $760 billion defense spending bill.  

The House was a victory for President Barack Obama, who has pushed for a change in military policy, and for gay rights group who have made an end to “don’t ask, don’t tell” their top legislative priority.

Republicans voted overwhelmingly against lifting the ban, saying Congress should wait until the Pentagon completes a review of the impact of a repeal on military life and readiness.

The gay rights amendment, supported by President Obama, is the product of a compromise with Pentagon leaders: It will not go into effect until the Pentagon completes a study, expected in December, on the ramifications of the policy change and until the president, the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify that it won’t hurt the military’s ability to fight.

The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, itself a compromise worked out during the Clinton administration, states that military leaders will not investigate a service member’s sexual orientation as long as the member does not openly acknowledge that he or she is gay or engage in same-sex relations.

Some 14,000 people have been forced out of the military since then because of their sexual orientation.

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