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The Military Is Cool With The Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' According To New Study!

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Well if this doesn't prove that this horrible policy is unnecessary, then we don't know what does!

The Pentagon recently released a study that found that MOST U.S. troops and their families DO NOT CARE whether or not gays are allowed to serve their country openly, and are ready for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' to be abolished!


Richard Engel, of NBC News, announced the findings yesterday on The Rachel Maddow Show, and the details of the findings will be fully disclosed when the repeal process begins on December 1st!

We'll be very CURIOUS to hear about the full results, but clearly, this says quite a bit about where the military stands on this matter!

And if THEY don't care, why the EFF should anyone else?!


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22 comments to “The Military Is Cool With The Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' According To New Study!”

  1. 1

    leave it up to Perez to neglect to mention the large amount of military who have made it clear they refuse to reenlist if DADT is repealed.

  2. 2

    We have been a military family for over 8 years. My hubby is in the Army. They really DON'T care about who they serve with as long as the person standing next to them have their back. It is really cool to have so many military personel open to it and a bit ticked off at non-military folks who seem to think they know better. Equal rights for all!!

  3. 3

    First of all, I don't trust this survey, because the Pentagon has a tendency to have surveys turn out the way they want them to turn out.

    Second, if they are okay with it, it's only as long as they don't have to share showers with gays. The military will have to set up separate accommodations for gay soldiers, plain and simple. I think it will turn out that most gays in the military will still keep their sexuality secret because they're not going to be wanted to be treated differently.

  4. 4

    Ever notice how much President Obozo is ageing?
    He must be doing blow again.

  5. 5

    change that last line to "EQUAL RIGHTS FOR GAYS!"

  6. 6

    This is in direct contradiction to the talking head emails I got from my senators. Politicians lie? Shocked…

  7. 7

    Great! The President said that DADT WILL end on his watch, and unlike some, I believe it 100%

    P.S. If you're 18+ and you are gay and/or a gay rights supporter, make sure that you go out and let your voice be heard.

    If you choose not to vote in November, then you might as well keep your mouth shut. If we want this law repealed we at least have to do our part in electing Representatives who pledge to fight in favor of our rights. If we can't do that, then we might as well pack it up and head home. The Republicans have made it clear that they want NO part in this, and will fight it. We have to fight harder.

  8. 8

    Duh. My husband, brother, sis-in-law, dad, uncle and gpa are all army and they dont give a shit about DADT. The soldiers already know who is gay and who isnt (a lot of the times its pretty obvious). Soldiers are not a bunch of ignorant meatheads like the media likes to portray. You're a hypocrite if you're in the army and don't stand for equal rights. IT'S WHAT-THE-FUCK THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR

  9. 9

    I'm a veteran, as is my husband.. Neither of us would have cared even a little if gays were allowed to serve openly. We were in the Army. Melthewriter is right, most people against gays serving aren't military themselves.

  10. Emesa says – reply to this


    Re: Melthewriter – Yeah my bf is in the military. He doesn't give a crap if other troops are openly gay.
    Obviously there will always be some people who are really uncomfortable with homosexuality, but isn't that their own problem?
    It's not like you're allowed to sexually harrass other troops anyway, so what are they worried about?
    Countries like the UK, Canada and Israel all allow gays to serve openly. The US should too one day.

  11. 11

    Re: AshleyMarie415 – As a military wife I know people who refuse to re-enlist because of DODT. So it goes both ways. The military is losing great troops because they are not free to be themselves. If they want to protect our country then let them! If all religions, races & genders are able to serve without persecution then so should the homosexuals.

  12. 12

    Yes they almost find it laughable. My husband could give a rat's ass who does what behind closed doors. I think this is the issue though - we straight supporters need to be a bit more vocal. The oppressing right-wing groups are VERY loud and we need to be as well. I remember when they sent the survey to active duty people and asked them to be honest and tell their opinion. My husband and his soldiers just chuckled and shook thier heads. They would be THANKFUL for more able bodied men/women to help them. Instead - once agian- they are caught in the middle of a political debate. WHat can we straight gay-friendly people do?

  13. 13

    What qualifies as "most?" Bc to be honest, I'm a military spouse and that is NOT what I hear on base….

  14. 14

    btw - my comment is based on what I HEARD, not necessarily how I feel. To be honest, I am not sure where I stand. Do I think we should have equal rights? Yes. However, Tiggerchick5 is right about the accommodations and how many gay soldiers will want to keep it a secret due to harassment. I mean, no matter how you feel - you know that once DADT is repealed that the number of anti-gay hate crimes and what not will go up… even if a majority of people agree with it- you'll always have that 1 or 2 who won't and who will act out…

  15. 15

    …Very biased I'm sure…
    IF they repeal DADT we will have such a small Military backing in this country. Leave it in place. Sexuality should not have all these issues. It's your sexuality. What happens behind closed doors should stay there. I wish this weren't an issue. "Gay people" drive me nuts. That's not all they are. They are people who happen to be gay… amongst other things. Why not fight for those "other things"… Why this?
    I say keep it intact.

  16. 16

    My husband is in the Army, they sent a survey to me asking what I thought, how I think my husband would feel, and if it would change our minds in anyway. I think it's a good thing that they care enough to ask, but I think it's a horrible thing that it's even an issue. Since when does someone's sexual orientation keep them from getting a job? This has gone too far for too long. It needs to stop, equality for everyone! I don't understand how someone is allowed to marry a person in jail or on death row, but gays and lesbians can't get married! How does that make sense?!!

  17. 17

    I'm ok with repealing it. In fact I think we should send all the gays to Afghanistan.

  18. 18

    I wonder if gays are aware this will be causing more trouble than anything in the long run..Do gays need special recognition and or special treatment in the military? That's what it sounds like to me. A metro/hetero/homosexual is not serving in the military. Nor is a black/brown or white guy. A PERSON is serving. You do not have straight people going around saying "HEY GUYS IM HETEROSEXUAL I LOVE GIRLS"..But for some reason gay people do. Obviously for attention. Another downside is the legal problems. A gay person could not only exploit that to get out of the military early but lawsuits could also happen. When you get a bunch of guys together..They call each other pansies/fairies,etc. Same with drill instructors. So with this crap being lifted..If a drill instructor was to say "Stop being such a fairy" to a gay guy..then thats all she wrote. He could demand honorable discharge for harassment, Sue the army,etc. This should of stayed intact. When you are VOLUNTEERING for something and when you sign your name on that dotted line you are ACCEPTING those terms. Psh.

  19. 19

    A very small percentage of the military actually filled out the survey because they had to do it on their work computer while signed in. They did not feel that it was "anonymous" like they were told it would be. So, is your fat ass going to sign up? LOL!!!

  20. 20

    Yet another "white Lie" from Perez. WOW I don't know where you get your "info" but that's 100% BS! This equal rights fiasco has become ridiculous and a little on the over exaggerated side. Dadt is in place to keep people aware of the JOB they have to do. Not to be prancing around crying about the right to act Homosexual. Sorry homo's your there to do a job. That's it! Your personal sexual life, should be just that PERSONAL. Men and woman are in the military to do a job. Our Government shouldn't be made into a side show for whiny people that have this "need to prove they are gay" to the serve shut your mouth and do you damn job.

  21. 21

    I think (just my opinion) that yes some military personnel do care and others could care less, but I don't think it is right for ANYONE to be denied in any way to serve our country. If “they” meaning those who choose to like the same sex; want to serve and fight for OUR FREEDOM (yes that includes those of you who can’t stand “them” and want nothing to do with “them”) then why try and stop them. Why should the government step in and tell them they are unable to fight for our freedom as well as their own?. What is a good reason to tell them no?. I honestly don’t understand how you can hate someone for being who they are and doing an unselfish act. Again this is just my opinion, and I hope that they don’t deny anyone to serve for our country

  22. 22

    I am a wife of a Marine. I think its about time they allowed them to say whatever. I have many gay friends and love them so much. What is so wrong with them wanting to finally come out and tell the world. I say GO FOR IT!!! I support you guys 100%!