Obama set to sign ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal.

Fulfilling a campaign pledge, cheering his party's downcast liberals and…

Fulfilling a campaign pledge, cheering his party’s downcast liberals and striking a blow for what he sees as basic human rights, President Barack Obama is set to sign a landmark law Wednesday that tells America’s armed services to let homosexuals serve openly for the first time.

So many gay rights and Democratic activists were expected at the signing ceremony that the White House booked a large auditorium at the Interior Department.

“This day has come!” said an elated Mike Almy, an Air Force major discharged four years ago when his sexual orientation became known. “‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is over, and you no longer have to sacrifice your integrity.”

While the elation is real, Pentagon officials caution it could be premature, since the bill requires service chiefs to complete implementation plans before lifting the old policy — and certify to lawmakers that it won’t damage combat readiness, as critics charge.
Also, guidelines must be finalized that cover a host of practical questions, from how to educate troops to how sexual orientation should be handled in making barracks assignments.

Source: Mark S. Smith for AP News.

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  • Voice

    You’ve got a large contingent of people who want to serve, and you’re excluding them based on who they want to screw in the privacy of their own home? Really? In the middle of a troop shortage?

    The role of a soldier is to kill (a secondary role may include support, such as logistics or providing medical aid). If a soldier is willing to fight and able to fulfill the aforementioned job description competently, why would you keep them from serving?

    Gays in the military will not dismantle the military complex. However, there is bound to be an uncomfortable adjustment period and growing pains which might better have been dealt with by instituting this reform while we were not at war, “a distracted soldier…” and all that.

  • General Jim M

    What are we gonna have? The pink berets? The Rainbow Division? Someone really wants to dismantle the US armed forces.Our potential enemies are quiety snickering.America is on a downslope to ruin.I hate to say it but the patients are running the nuthouse.It’s too bad that we as a country might have to fall because of corrupt immoral Presidents,Senators,Congressmen and judges.It seems that the perverts have all the influence and all of the money.Good luck everyone.

  • Being roman catholic its a shame to see our Government turning its back on Gods laws of Morallity and Decentsie. But when certain groups of people vote on color of skin,instead of what qualifys a persons for office, then as a nation WE THE PEOPLE ALL LOOSE!!!!!!!obamas parents are all registered COMMUNISTS,and one is teaching Communisim at Harvard University!!!!! Have the American people forgot all the thousands of dollars this Democrat gave to a church who believes in the destruction of a single race???????OBAMA= ONE BIG ASS MISTAKE AMERICA!!!!!