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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:47 PM
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On CNN just now: Gay translators dismissed from Army. The article went o
on to point out how desperately translators are needed. It was a very gay friendly article. I think we will be hearing more about this.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:49 PM
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1. Do you mean "piece of video" instead of "article"? NT
NT
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:58 PM
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3. Lol - sorry - you are absolutely correct. I'm sure they will repeat it
several times. I felt like it is an opening to getting the policy changed. It has to start somewhere, and beginning to inform people and change public opinon is a good first place.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:56 PM
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2. I know one personally
And it makes no damn sense at all. Fluent in Arabic, English, and French. Canned for being gay some time back.
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:36 PM
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4. I saw the story, as well
It highlighted how asinine US policy r/t Gays in the military is ... pointing out how people with desperately needed skills are discharged from the military for no reason except they are Gay.
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S_Henderson Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 07:07 PM
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5. Don't ask, don't tell - don't think so
I was recently discharged from the Army due to the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. I was a medic, something they need a hell of a lot of, as well as translaters. Another buddy of mine was dicharged for the same thing, around the same time. I think the Army has forgotten that they are at war and need all the soldiers they can get!
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