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Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Ayes Have It! You Gay? You Can Now Serve in the U.S. Military

Kudos to the American Senate. A short time ago, on a freezing Washington afternoon, they met to repeal an anomaly. The Senate votes to end DADT: 65 Yays to 31 Nays. They have put the kibosh on 17 years of political struggle.

The vast majority pressed their yes buttons to rectify what for many is an anachronistic piece of legislation which is fast losing strength (and validity!) in the civilized world... See a previous post on here about this very subject.

For good or evil, now gay and lesbian soldiers will be able to serve in the American military without opprobrium.

To quote from one of Mr Barack Obama's, the American president, Facebook posts: "By ending 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' no longer will patriotic Americans be asked to live a lie in order to serve the country they love."

We concur in the strongest terms.

Congrats, pals and gals! We are willing to bet that this freezing Washington afternoon has brought lots of warm to many hearts.

An update:

As we write, on Dec 23, president Obama is "wrestling" with the issue as to whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry in the United States.  Mercifully, he seems to be (is?) in favor a "strong, robust civil union available to all gay and lesbian couples."

As expected, his view has prompted some to say that it's okay to kill but not to love. Meanwhile, the discussion rages on and we can all sit tight: the battle ain't finished yet.

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  1. To those who supported this travesty it was nothing more than having the US government putting their seal of approval on their ability to discriminate openly and legally...they no longer have that right...they can continue to do so in their churches and private businesses, but no more of their nonsense in the US government.

    we are breathing a sigh of relief today.


  2. Congratulations, Raulito... You do need a breather. Now on to other battles... There are so many in the horizon.