it's 2010 NOT 1810 or 1910. gays have served in the military for all the time there WAS a military. they will continue to serve. don't make them hide who they are because YOU have a warped sense of .... well i don't know. don't make THEM hide because of YOUR FEAR and YOUR PREJUDICES. this is bordering on ridiculous. i don't even know why we're still 'talking' about this. get OVER it.
we don't need no stinkin' compromise! what we need are qualified men and women to serve in our military. gay, straight shouldn't matter
Obama backs 'don't ask, don't tell' compromise that could pave way for repeal
President Obama has endorsed a "don't ask, don't tell" compromise between lawmakers and the Defense Department, the White House announced Monday, an agreement that may sidestep a key obstacle to repealing the military's policy banning gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces.
The compromise was finalized in meetings Monday at the White House and on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers will now, within days, vote on amendments that would repeal the Clinton-era policy, with a provision ensuring that any change would not take effect until after the Pentagon completes a study about its impact on troops. That study is due to Congress by Dec. 1. ............