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Rachel Maddow Wants Other Gay News Anchors To Come Out Of The Closet!

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Whether she was referring to him or not, we think she still makes an excellent point!

Although most have made the assumption at this point that Anderson Cooper is gay, the new anchor has never officially come out of the closet, and fellow presenter Rachel Maddow recently spoke out about similar people in their position, claiming that they have a responsibility to publicly acknowledge their sexual preference!

She's quoted saying:

"I'm sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they're doing what they're doing, but I do think that if you're gay you have a responsibility to come out."

However, she later took to her blog to clarify her statement, and explain that she was not SPECIFICALLY referring to Cooper!

She explains:

"I wasn't asked about Anderson Cooper, I didn't say anything about him, he literally was never discussed during the interview at all — even implicitly. I don't tend to be shy when I criticize — you wouldn't have to read between the lines if that's what I was trying to do. I did not in my interview with The Guardian say anything about or to Mr. Cooper, nor would I. Although criticism of Mr. Cooper was intimated by The Guardian and picked up everywhere — I did not make that criticism in the interview, nor did I imply it, nor is it what I believe. I also believe that coming out makes for a happier life, but that's not a matter of ethics, that's just corny advice."

Fair enough, and agreed on all counts!

Given everything that's happened in the past year or so, we frankly can't understand why anyone who actually is gay and in a position to help others would want to keep their preference private, but we suppose everyone has to do what they think is right for them.

We WILL however, keep our fingers crossed and hope that some will come around soon!

Be PROUD of who are you, and don't let anyone else make you question that!

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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!

YES!

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?!

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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