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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-18-11 08:39 PM
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32. DADT is almost two decades old
The "other" President that signed it into law suffered a huge defeat when he tried to open up the armed forces and let gays and lesbians serve openly. He was no saint, by any means, on LGBT issues, but DADT was a compromise forced on him by a Congress that was ready and willing to pass a binding statute that would have institutionalized the ban on all LGBT citizens from serving their country in the armed forces.

Attitudes are very, very different eighteen years later, and now the public is overwhelmingly receptive to DADT repeal across the board.
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