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Thursday, February 04, 2010


Equal rights? Maybe never.

In the last couple days the elimination of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has gone from one year to two years away. Hey, not so fast!
The United States should not rush into a change as large as repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military without making sure the people it affects are on board, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said an 11-month study into the effects of lifting the ban will examine practical questions such as how the change would affect the numbers of people who decide to remain in the service when their terms expire.
So if 10% of the military are vicious homophobes, all they have to do is to respond to the survey saying they'll quit the military if they let the gays in, and, poof, there go equal rights for gays and lesbians.

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