Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Passes In The House
The repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell is one step closer to being reality. I know this really doesn't affect me directly but someone around will be. I think everybody deserves equal rights and the military service men and women are no different. I'm glad to see our country moving in the spirit of "Change." OBama! lol
via The Huffington Post"
WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell policy that for 17 years has forced gays desiring to serve in the military to conceal their sexual identity. The 250-175 vote propels the issue to the Senate for what could be the last chance for now to end the 1993 law that forbids recruiters from asking about sexual orientation while prohibiting soldiers from acknowledging that they are gay.
It's "the only law in the country that requires people to be dishonest or be fired if they choose to be honest," said Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo