Will Gay Troops Get to Join the Debate About DADT ? ¿
Nathaniel FrankCongressman Alcee Hastings, Democrat of Florida, has just introduced a bill with 27 co-sponsors to allow gay service members to testify openly at Congressional hearings about "don't ask, don't tell." Rep. Hastings authored the bill to ensure that the national debate will not be stacked against those most affected by the current gay ban. Without explicit protection, gay troops could be fired for sharing their views and experiences with senators and representatives, since current law calls for discharging anyone who says they are gay.
Well, someone who it seems has the ability to see the hypocrisy in Washington as they wag there tongues endlessly, AND willing to step out of the line and speak up. Thank you.
Now many of us had high hopes for Obama, but after almost a year in office, it seems we were just high on Obama with no reason to be.
This still doesn't really get to the main reason for removal of this policy, security. If you have a soldier who is REQUIRED to hide a large part of his/her life, it makes them a point of weakness in our national defense. Here is the soldier that can be blackmailed or otherwise threatened with disclosure of their sexuality.
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