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Don't Ask, Dont Tell Is Officially Dead!

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This calls for a celebration!

As the headline says, the Department of Defense's Don't Ask, Don't Tell is dunzo!

The court ruled it to be unconstitutional as it treats lesbians and gays differently than straights under the law.

The Pentagon has put a halt on all separations of lesbian and gay service personnel. About time!

Formal repeal of DADT is expected at the end of July or beginning of August.

The repeal will occur thanks to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen and President Barack Obama.

Each step is another brink on the road to equality, America! We're getting closer!

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28 comments to “Don't Ask, Dont Tell Is Officially Dead!”



  1. 1

    I'm not one to make a fuss but…
    another BRICK on the road to equality



  2. 2

    Wow! The United States is finally in the 20th century. (Yes. 20th.) All major industrialized countries in the world have allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in their militaries. Sad the United States is still ruled by bigots and religion.



  3. 3

    Aaaaand can't wait for the comments from people that think military gays will start coming out in droves and overtake the military, burn down chapels, and make the Pentagon the US gays only club. Nothing will change except American soldiers won't get dishonorably discharged if the fact that they're gay comes up.



  4. 4

    mmmm whatever it's like gays are lining up to join the military this is ridiculous and waste of time and effort . the government should focus on fixing the economy or getting the troops out of the middle east not granting gays stupid rights .pfftt



  5. 5

    this is great news!!! it took long enough. thanks to the republican, religious, right, America is so far behind in so many social issues.
    *
    Countries that allow gay people to serve
    Albania
    Argentina
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bermuda
    Canada
    Republic of China
    Colombia
    Croatia
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Republic of Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Japan
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    The Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Norway
    Peru
    Philippines
    Poland
    Romania
    Russia
    Serbia
    Slovenia
    South Africa
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Thailand
    Uruguay
    United Kingdom



  6. 6

    Re: Sandradi – Tell that to the soldiers who were dishonorably discharged under DADT…



  7. 7

    I'm completely thrilled by the News, however I wish the lobby behind all this would have taken a step back for a year so real issues could have been addressed the past year. People aren't working. The job market is in the tank and we're wasting time on whether or not someone should say, "I'm Gay". Comon now. Reality check.

  8. REPUB says – reply to this


    8

    you fricking people are laughable because you dont realize DADT has actually saved GAYS from being killed in friendly fire incidents while serving, and now that it is repealed you are opening up an entirely new can of worms



  9. 9

    Let the beatings and shootings begin



  10. 10

    amazing step towards equality! but the war against republican enemies of reason is not over, people! we need to fight those domestic enemies till their erradication!



  11. 11

    Re: SpiceGuy – well, we actually should start burning chapels! religion has brought NOTHING positive to the world. All the good positive steps human kinda took were decided by rational thinking of people usually disconnected from the dozens of religions out there. Depending on religion gays would never serve on the military, women would not have equal rights, blacks would still be slaves and the list goes on. Let's burn the chapels!



  12. 12

    Oh now you're going to be all Pro-Obama since this passed finally. You're such a douche.

    Congrats on this though.



  13. 13

    doesnt really make any difference. on the whole straight men who fight for our country wont really tolerate queers sleeping along side them. men tend to be more like pigs too and that includes gays and they will be inappropriate and there will be a bigger mess which will set the movemnt back years. it is not really a victory. especially when it comes to the army, they face situations we couldnt even dream about every single day, they operate differntly to other humans because we cant and they have to. things are gonna start getting really bad .



  14. 14

    Take that bigots!



  15. 15

    Um, you forgot the log cabin republicans, perez. they are the ones who filed in the court case to end DADT (search log cabin republicans v united states in Google). but i guess u would never give republicans credit for anything would u?

    and spice guy you are totally wrong to say that nothing will change in the military. that's not how the gay mafia works in this country. gays will demand certain social services, clubs…affirmative action programs will be set up to ensure that gays are represented/promoted in certain positions. everyone in the military will be forced to take classes on things like how to react if they see two guys kissing (this "training" is going on now, actually). it is naive to think that nothing will change.

    And it's not just bigots and religious freaks who were against it. half the dem party (blacks and latinos) are against DADT repeal and gay marriage.



  16. 16

    About time! Guys who are too insecure with themselves to be around gays shouldn't be entrusted with doing yard work and washing cars; much less with weapons and our nation's security.



  17. 17

    Re: AttFinchRe: JasonDiggyRe: alexie silver – Yes! This is great news!!! I Love your posts xx



  18. 18

    Re: tiggerchick5 – defensive, homophobic, fox news watching b*tch



  19. 19

    Re: tiggerchick5 – shame on those who worship $ over their own equality. whether they already have it or think they might someday… *sad*



  20. 20

    Re: alexie silver – haha so true



  21. 21

    Re: Still_very_much_a_BULLY – it can happen both ways my friend, both ways…



  22. 22

    This is great news.. hopefully they'll announce next that all gays serve in the front line.. as shields… THAT WOULD BE GREAT NEWS!



  23. 23

    It's a good thing to stop it's prosecution but it's another to go against the rules of the repeal already set out. Believe it or not but the military is VERY homophobic. So let them go at their own stupid ass pre-described pace… the GLBT service members in know the rules and anyone trying to "Prove" their point now are just stupid and deserve whatever they get cause they can't wait a couple more months. It's no longer about being who you are and doing what you love. It's about being a douche and trying to be famous because you couldn't do it when Lt. Cho did. He's a real hero!



  24. 24

    I honestly think the majority of you are disgusting. What is the big friggin deal? Some people are gay some are straight. It really should not come in to it at all. People who are suggesting that your military will fall apart because gays are allowed in are uneducated fools. There will be no problems as long as the men that serve your country man up and get over the fact that some men like men and some like women. It's just ridiculous that someones sexuality is ever an issue. I don't mean to generalize but seriously a lot of you guys in the states need to cop on get with the 21st century. Being gay is not a big deal so stop making it one. I'm straight and I can see this. So why can't so many of you?



  25. 25

    Way to go! I'm straight, but I've always felt that DADT was unfair to gays and lesbians. It's about damn time they got rid of this unjust piece of crap law.

  26. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: REPUB – I guess that would work both ways. Who do you think has the bigger chip? People go along to get along. No gays were fired upon in the listed 'civilized' countries, anyway. You don't protect hate and oppression for the oppressed's own good.



  27. 27

    seriously? I wish people who know absolutely nothing about the military lifestyle would shut up. Yay for equal rights but it must be nice for them not having to actually fill in any of the blanks or fix the issues involved with the repeal. I dont have any issue with gays in the military but I would love to know what they are going to do about sleep and shower arrangements. Its not just ok you can be in the military. If it was that easy it would have been repealed a long time ago. how do you tell men and women that now they have to shower with someone who could be attracted to them? As long as the military could say thats not allowed to happen all was ok but now there is some nasty gray area.
    If they say these are gay bathrooms or gay housing then they still have the same problem and are segregating. I wish people would stop making it out to be " oh lets victimize the gay community".



  28. 28

    Re: JasonDiggy – its not a bigot issue. its a different standards issue. Many countries see the military as if you dont die good for you or only male territory so if gays come in they arent responsible for whatever issues come from that but since the US is so soft they arent allowed to make anyone uncomfortable so they are supposed to find a way to make everyone happy in this and its complicated. Mark my words this will cost the government millions in one way or another