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Derechos Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 12:08 PM
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DADT: Michael Barrett, Sergeant Major Of Marine Corps, On Gay Rights
Get over it." That's the ultimate message delivered to marines by the top non-commissioned officer of the Marine Corps regarding the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT).

Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett was recently chosen to be the senior enlisted adviser to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sgt. Maj. Barrett visited a base in South Korea last week, where he delivered his opinions on DADT and the plans to repeal the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. military.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Sgt. Maj. Barrett brought out a small copy of the Constitution and referenced Article 1, Section 8. It says, Raise an army. It says absolutely nothing about race, color, creed, sexual orientation. He then asked if everyone in the group joined the Marines to protect their nation, going on to say, How dare we, then, exclude a group of people who want to do the same thing you do right now, something that is honorable and noble?

Sgt. Maj. Barrett concluded by saying Get over it Lets just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Lets be Marines.

According to the Marines website, Sgt. Maj. Barrett recently returned from Afghanistan. Marine Corps Times reports that Barrett is a 30-year Marine, and Commandant Gen. James Amos told the news source, Hes the best of the best.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/21/michael-barret...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 12:23 PM
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 12:24 PM
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2. He is a good one!!
There are so many people out there that think gays and lesbians serving openly in the armed services means that they are going to run around naked and try to seduce everyone they can get their hands on. Some people are just ignorant..........
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 12:34 PM
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3. K&R.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 12:54 PM
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4. Kick for Sgt. Maj. Barrett
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 01:29 PM
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5. The Marines I know are tough enough to not be afraid of "the gay".
Edited on Tue Jun-21-11 01:43 PM by Scuba
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mrmpa Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 03:55 PM
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6. My earlier post
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