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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:22 AM
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House candidate seeks to repeal "don't ask" - - ABOUT TIME
SUMMARY: A disabled Army veteran of the Iraq war runs for Congress in Illinois on a platform that includes rescinding "don't ask, don't tell."

"When I was serving in Iraq, it made no difference to me what the sexual orientation of my comrades was," Duckworth said. "Any qualified American who is willing to make that kind of sacrifice for our freedom should be free to do so."

Former Army Maj. Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs during the war, is running in the state's 6th Congressional District against Republican state Sen. Peter Roskam.

The Military Readiness Enhancement Act, a bill that would repeal "don't ask, don't tell," is pending in the House of Representatives and is supported by 118 House members.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/po/20060810/co_po/housecandidat...
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Good for her!

I'm still burned up about the military kicking out this decorated army linguist who speaks Arabic!
Just because he's gay! Outrageous.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060728/ap_on_re_us/gays_mi...
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:48 AM
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1. worse, kicked out because he's "presumed" gay.
I have news for any flabby assed beer gut acne back mushroomzilla of a self-proclaimed bastion of heterosexuality - we're really NOT looking at you in the shower. In fact, if we could, we'd get some legislation that just required you to wear a cover up to the shower. Don't ask, don't tell, don't show, and DON'T delude yourself.

What pisses me off about these defendants though: go to court. Force them to force you to prove that you are gay. Force them to define gay. Force them to prove that other people using that definition are straight.

Force the issue. Fight. Don't ask, don't tell - well if rumor suffices, then proof is required. Here in the big city there are almost as many straight people partying in gay bars as gay folk. You would be truly hard pressed to make the case that even 70 percent of everyone on a Saturday night in a "gay" bar is gay.

And, you would be very hard pressed to prove that someone is "gay" without being able to define it. Homosexuality refers to a sexual behavior, defined by a particular sex act between men.

Prove it. If you don't want to "prove it", then prove the opposite. You might as well force celibate guys to prove whether they're hetero or homo too, since apparently "being" gay and celibate is just as bad as that thing gays do, what is it? You know, any time two guys or gals are alone for longer than 30 seconds they're buttfucking or bumpin' uglies. :eyes:

Jeez. We do need to force the issue.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:03 PM
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3. That''s a good point, "presumed." Anonymous e-mails on
the internets is enough to get you kicked out.
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Meeker Morgan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:06 PM
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2. After 14 years it's damn well about time n/t
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:18 AM
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4. It's a nice start
But I still want them to end the ban completely. :wtf: is the difference whether a soldier is straight or gay? They're there to defend the country, not engage in romances. Straights need to get over their ridiculous insecurities and prejudices and deal with the fact that yes, Virginia, there are gay people. :rant:
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