Monday, July 11, 2005

It's About Time

A dozen gay veterans, male and female, from all branches of the service, have filed suit against the federal government seeking to overturn the idiotic "don't ask don't tell" policy concerning gays in the military.

Over 10,000 military personnel have been discharged from the service since the policy was introduced in 1993. And now we're in a time when the military can't meet its enlistment goals, so you'd think they'd want to keep every single able-bodied soldier, sailor, airman and marine on duty.

To those who say they don't want a gay person sleeping next to them or taking a shower with them, I say one word: bullshit. If you served in the military, then chances are you already did those things. You just didn't know it because the gay person sleeping next to you or showering with you was forced to keep his/her sexual orientation secret.
And somehow you survived it, didn't you?

It is unconscionable to prevent these patriotic Americans from serving their country if that decision is based solely on their sexual orientation. Let's hope the lawsuit is successful.