Don't Ask, Don't Tell is OVER!

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I would have been kept out of the military for plenty of reasons besides the gay thing. Uncoordinated. Lazy eye. I'd have made a lousy soldier. But I'm thrilled that the ridiculous "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Persue" (DADT) policy is finally consigned to the dustbin of history. 

Yes, I know that the policy was born in the Clinton presidency. I also know that Clinton wanted to allow gays in the military from the beginning, but was a decade and a half too early for his wish to be politically viable.  A gay Republican (I know, right?) friend of mine gleefully leaves this at Clinton's feet. But truth be told, it was pressure from Republicans that forged DADT. And they've been squealing like stuck pigs about the end of the policy. GOP presidential candidates are actually saying they'd reinstate the policy. There were futile attempts to gum up the works for 60 days. But it is over now, and my guess is, it will stay that way. Now, on to ENDA and the repeal of DOMA!


DADT is Dead

The military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, one described in 1993 by President Bill Clinton as “an honorable compromise” that eventually destroyed thousands of careers, ended Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., nine months after Congress repealed the law. . .

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