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New Study Shows That Troops Are Cool With DADT Repeal!

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It's been a great morning for supporters of the DADT repeal!

First, we get a wonderful message on the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" repeal by Lady GaGa, and now some positive results from a new study have come out!

According to the study, the majority of U.S. service members who were surveyed made it clear that they have NO PROBLEM with DADT being repealed.

Congress members will be taking an advance look at the study, and we really hope they take it seriously!

Thanks to the troops out there for the support! It is MUCH needed and MUCH appreciated!!!

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33 comments to “New Study Shows That Troops Are Cool With DADT Repeal!”

  1. B2R says – reply to this


    Except that when they polled active duty service people who are serving overseas, 48 percent do not want to serve sigh gay people. A large number even said they would leave the service.

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    B2R - you are just making stuff up! The statistic that has been released is 70% don't care or approve of repeal.

    Actually do some research before spewing false info.

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    the traditiona­l view in the military has been that gays are a security risk. that is the reason they have always given for banning gays and then later having dadt. now people in the army look at the bradley manning case (the guy who leaked to wikileaks) and they think this is their worst fear realized. but because of the political nature of the issue, they cant say what they feel or express their concerns, so they have to just keep saying things like "we need to study this further…­" they cant have a rational discussion about this issue with the people that oppose dadt. THE BOTTOM LINE IS GAYS ARE A SECURITY RISK AND BRADLEY MANNING IS PROOF OF THAT!!!

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    Who flippin cares anymore? I just don't understand why the gays feel the need to proclaim who they are. If you want to serve your country that's awesome but why do you have to scream from the rooftops that you're gay and serving!!?? Just do it and who cares what your preferences are..that's personal information. It's almost like you guys just want to be recognized and rewarded for everything. Gimme a break. Between the gay stuff and the Lady Gaga crap this site has taken a turn for the worse. I remember when you were funny and didn't make any grammatical errors, now it's all political and boring. I want to be entertained not preached at!

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    Re: MarioMonjack

    You are full of shit.

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    Your statistics are wrong of course. 60 percent do not want them to remove dont ask dont tell.

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    when you join the military you are giving up all rights to your individuality at the cost of serving our country. You have to abide by the rules set by the standards of the military and that is that. I wonder who they are polling, probably little pogs that sit in an office all day. my husband is in the army infantry, and repealing DADT will do nothing but cause problems in infantry units. what will happen to barracks? will they have to allow men and women to room together if they let gay and straight men together? A time of war is NOT the time to create drama in our service members lives. I am all for gay rights but this is not the time.

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    Re: jennyhilton

    Are you really this dense? This is to protect gay people who get found out. I've known many gay military people who lead very quiet lives. They are not shouting from the roof tops. Also, I guess it's okay for straight guys to babble on and one about how much puss*y they get…but that isn't proclaiming who they are is it?

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    Re: jennyhilton

    all i have to say to you is the age old situation.

    why do gays have to "proclaim" themselves? because think about what the others get to do. BOB might be able to get a care package from his wife or girlfriend….hold a picture up high and say "i have her to go home to." maybe her picture is above his bed….it's what comforts him.

    Gays in the military really have to watch what they do or say. Is that fair? it's not about gays being able to go "HOLD ON *OPPOSINGSIDE* I HAVE TO PULL OUT A RAINBOW AND KISS A GUY!!!!*" it's about the same thing all people can do.

    how about we just ban all personal items and things. no pictures. no care packages. nada. then it would be fair for everyone. right?

    no. it would be horrible.

    just think about it.

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    Ahhh this is just such great news. military leaders say they support repeal, other countries who allow gays to serve openly have told us that it will have no negative effect on service, and now even the military says they support repeal of DADT…. Isn't it time for all you haters to realize that you have NO GROUND TO STAND ON, repeal is gonna happen, maybe its time for you to do what you've expected from gay servicemembers for the past several years…. SHUT UP AND DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!

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    The opinions of the troops should not only be taken seriously but they should be the deciding factor, because at the end of the day they're the ones that are out their in the field. If they're ok with it then there should be no reason for any other person to impose there own personal feelings where it doesn't belong or matter.

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    Re: jennyhiltonRe: kristieq2 – You 2 are BOTH right. I'm a USAF wife and the sentiments you are voicing are EXACTLY what I hear on base. When you join the military you are VOLUNTEERING your services. If you don't like the fact that you can't serve bc you're gay - then don't serve. Find some other way to help - I mean, there are so many things that still help our country that you can do. I'm not going to give someone special recognition and a gold star bc they're gay and serving. If you give them special treatment, then you take away from all the others who are serving. Go ahead and tell me I don't get it - that I'm a bigot. Whatever. All of you who say that are most likely not involved in the military in any way other than watching CNN. If you want equal rights, then stop demanding special treatment from the military.

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    Re: KayTrom – YOU have NO IDEA. None. You need to consider forced intimacy, the fact that they'll probably have to spend MILLIONS of tax paying dollars just to make new dorms and whatnot - bc it'll come to that and you don't get that you VOLUNTEER to serve - if you don't like it, don't serve.

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    Re: dialysisdarling – You're right, you don't get it. Gays are not asking for special rights, they're asking for EQUAL rights. Why do you think you're so special that you get to attend social functions with your husband, you get to be notified if he's hurt or killed while one duty, you can write letters of love and support when times get tough, your husband can talk about you, say that he misses you, and use the right pronoun to describe you while doing it. Why do you deserve these rights over gays who serve with your husband? Lesbians and gays who are doing the same work, and taking the same risks and responsibilities for our country? What made you so special? You"re the one who's trying to preserve your SPECIAL rights by keeping them from being enjoyed EQUALLY by all people in uniform.

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    Re: KayTrom – What gives me all of that? How about the fact that as of today, my husband is doing it legally.

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    Re: jennyhilton – Yes.

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    Re: blondly7 – You're an idiot.

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    Re: dialysisdarling – Obviously whats legal for you isn't legal for gays, thats the whole debate. Shouldn't the laws be changed so that all people serving have equal rights? You didn't answer my question, why does your husband DESERVE special rights over others who are doing the same job? He doesn't, plain and simple. Your right, service is on a volunteer basis, why would we deny capable, hard working volunteers willing to risk their lives for our country? Why are we discharging faithful service people, while at the same time lowering intelligence and mental health standards because of low recruitment? Would your husband and his friends rather serve next to gays or felons??

    Just because a handful of your friends agree with you, doesn't give you a basis for a generalization… You know would be a good basis for determining how active service members feel about repeal… maybe an official study or something?? OOO RIGHT, THE PENTAGON JUST RELEASED A STUDY AND THATS WHAT WE"RE COMMENTING ON RIGHT NOW…. 70% support repeal…. Let me repeat incase it still didnt get through to you… SEVENTY PERCENT

    So they'll have to be some changes and that might cost some money… what about the 1.2 billion dollars we've already spent retraining replacements for those discharged under DADT? why aren't we concerned about that kind of wasteful spending??

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    "WHO WERE SURVEYED." Only so many people take the survey. Most service members who don't care or agree don't want to go out of their way to put THEIR NAME on this survey. Really, mostly the people who did this survey are ones who are for it and are willing to make the effort. So, your posts are extremely misleading.

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    Re: KayTrom – Yes, 70% of THOSE SURVEYED. What about the rest of the service members that weren't? I mean, it'd be pretty easy to do a study were ALL of those SURVEYED were for repeal. As far as "deserving…" well, I think when you play by the rules, you deserve it then. What I am claiming that you just don't get - is, yes, I'm sure a LOT of service members WOULD rather serve next to felons. I mean, think about the 18 yr. Marine who is full of testosterone and just joining. You're telling me that when he is put next to a gay man he's not going to react? You also realize that the number of hate-crimes that will happen will sky rocket. How many lesbians are going to have to deal with immature guys making taunts about them having sex? Or the number of gay males that will get beat up or bullied. Look, I have a lot of gay friends and I love them dearly, but I really wouldn't want them in the military. Once we put focus on this, then it'll take away from the job that is being done. At least with DADT, the people who want to serve can & they can do it safely. It may not be PC, but, I honestly cannot say that I think repealing it will be positive in any light.

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    Re: KayTrom – I guess it also doesn't help that you can't hear me verbalize my opinions. Whatever I say, and in turn what you say, is going to be filtered through the emotions I'm experiencing. And please believe me when I tell you that I'm not trying to "shout" or anything, but I'm trying to show that I'm serious in what I believe and that is that repealing DADT isn't a wise choice. If you were to ask if I were for or against gay marriage, gay adoption or anything else, - I'm pro. I guess there are too many things to go over for a simple blogger's site.

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    Re: dialysisdarling – well if the survey results didn't support your opinion it must be wrong. I think i'm gonna trust the pentagon on this one. The didn't just set up a table with a sign that said 'DADT surveys here'… Google 'random sampling' and 'non-response control measures' cause you obviously don't understand statistics at all sweetie.

    Now, there may be some homophobes in the military but you're the one misleading if you think DADT protects gays in any way. It protects bigots and bullies and keeps LGBT service members from reporting instances of abuse. I'm sure LGBT members would understand that there would be some resistance to them serving openly, if they are still willing to make this sacrifice for our country, who are you to say they shouldn't?

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    Re: dialysisdarling – the survey was of over 100k servicepeople. Go take a statistics class, that's a HUGE group to draw from. Surveys of 1000 people are accurate within a few percentage point.
    Frankly, you sound like an uneducated redneck closet case… or maybe you're just so unattractive that you're concerned your husband would dump your fat butt for his tent-mate?

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    Re: TheMrsBradPitt – "Frankly, you sound like an uneducated redneck closet case… or maybe you're just so unattractive that you're concerned your husband would dump your fat butt for his tent-mate?" Oh, yes, that MUST be it. I'm sorry, which one of us has a REAL husband and isn't tooling around the internet with a handle that is as pathetic as the comment you made about me? Oh, that's right - you. Statistics also claim that more stairs kill people a year than cars. You can find any information to fit any opinion. Heck, I've even been doing it and I'm woman enough to admit it. ALL the opinions I have heard are against DADT and I've been sitting face to face with those people. But apparently, since it was me and not the Pentagon - those opinions do not count. And, by the way, I've seen my husband's "tent-mate" … if he left me for him, I'd understand. ;) *rolls eyes*

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    Re: dialysisdarling – look, gays don't need your love, pity, and protection… Every US citizen deserves equal rights and protection under the law, You can have a different opinion than that and blah blah blah just don't for a second disguise your bigotry as an act of protection for LGBT service people. Your last post was the most honest because at least you're beginning to realize that it's your 'emotions' that have informed your opinon, nothing mor e. I don't base these opinions i'm sharing on feelings an d wishy washy bullshit, I much prefer FACTS, TRUTH, o yeah and a couple thing my forefathers promised me FREEDOM EQUALITY and JUSTICE. You know, those morals gays fight everyday to preserve but don't receive in return. Save your feelings for your diary.

    if you could hear this, I AM SCREAMING IT AT YOU

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    So assuming this passes what will be next a bunch of gay soldiers claiming they were passed over for promotions because they are gay? Yup can totally see that coming!

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    Re: dialysisdarling – your friends that you've spoken to do count, they just count as part of the 30% minority that doesn't want repeal.

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    Re: KayTrom – I've already said you can call me a bigot. I don't care bc I know what I believe. Also, when - and it will - the shit hits the fan over this, don't come to me crying about it; bc all I will have for you is an "I told you so."

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    You have to love "sellective reporting". The report also states that 70% of "combat troops", the ones that are forced to live in close quarters, are against it.

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    Stop making it sound like Lady GaGa is the reason was the cause of this. I doubt congress could give to shits what she thinks.

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    two *

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    Ignoring the morality of DADT for a moment I find that many Americans are missing the biggest issue of DADT right now:That those who admit they are gay while wearing the uniform are selfish. They put their own welfare in front of the common good. They joined knowing full well the rule, and opinions are irrelevant.As service members we all give up certain liberties for the greater good, and the privilege of defending those that can’t/won’t defend themselves.With this occupation comes the necessity for instant, willing obedience to orders.Breaking rules does not go unpunished.Those who would choose celebrity over duty, like former Lt. Choi, do not embody the virtue of the American serviceman.They chose their own comfort over the lives of the men to their left and right, and that unit has one less soldier in the current fight. He chose his own welfare over mission accomplishment. My stance on homosexuals in the military is easy, as it is the same for anyone contemplating enlisting:Can you carry your life on your back, live in your own filth, protect the man to your left and right, and locate, close with, and destroy the enemy? If the answer is yes then grab a rifle and stand next to me.

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    Re: db4d1984 – My only worry is that many will join just to prove a point, and will realize they made a mistake as soon as they graduate basic but such sacrifices are expected to uphold the document we chose to defend. Ridding DADT is the right thing to do, but to ignore very clear orders in favor of celebrity and personal comfort before it is repealed is not heroic but cowardly and selfish.