It’s time for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to finally take its place alongside Jim Crow laws, segregation and anti-miscegenation laws in the dustbin of history.
The American public supports allowing gay troops to serve openly by 58% to 27% against. The survey of the military about to be released shows that 70% of those serving say that repeal will have positive, no or mixed results.
We all know that there are currently thousands of gay troops risking their lives every day for
The only thing that stands in the way of repeal is the Republican party which, despite the clear majorities across the board in favor of repeal, clings to their bigotry. They trot out the same tired arguments about unit cohesion and morale, without any facts to back them up. They claim to represent the “will of the people” but ignore what everyone is saying but their narrow, homosexual-hating base. In the future John McCain will be spoken of in the same way as George Wallace, a staunch defender of antiquated, bigoted policies long after everyone else realized what was right and just.
There is no rational reason for continuing this policy. The American people don’t want it. The military doesn’t want it. The military leaders don’t want it.
So get rid of the damn thing.