Defense Secretary To Certify DADT Repeal

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    Defense Secretary To Certify DADT Repeal | NewsWire

    WASHINGTON — Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has decided to end the ban on gays serving openly in the armed services and certify that repealing the 17-year-old prohibition will not hurt the military's ability to fight, officials said Thursday.

    His decision, which was expected, comes two weeks after the chiefs of the military services told Panetta that ending the ban would not affect military readiness. Dismantling the ban fulfills a 2008 campaign promise by President Barack Obama, who helped usher the repeal through Congress and signed it into law late last December.
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    What a sh*t pot, literally.
     
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    I do not believe the military are "sh*t pots".
    I support the military.
     
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    Heh, I was referring to DADT repeal.
     
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    I applaud the repeal. :clap2::clap2::clap2:
     
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    Let's be rid of this anachronistic ban once and for all! :clap:
     
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    I thought the courts ended DADT... and then Obama asked them to re-instate it, pretty much just so HE could have the military officially end it and get the credit.
     
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    I really don't care who gets the "credit" for it...it's gone. No longer will gays and lesbians need to be in constant fear of discharge for the consenting adult they kiss goodnight. Happy day!

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    And, during liberty, a lot will get their asses kicked.

    I would imagine many know this and will still not say a thing.
     
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    Really? Define "a lot"? That might be your wet dream of what will happen, but the reality will be different. Did you read ANY of the DADT survey results? They sky isn't going to fall...

    Before the repeal:

    • 38.3% of Service members have shared a room, berth, or field tent with a servicemember they believed to be gay or lesbian
    • 50.1% of Service members have been assigned to share bath facilities also used bysomeone they believed to be gay or lesbian.
    • Service members&#8217; ratings of the units in which they served with a Service member they believed to be gay or lesbian did not vary by whether the unit member believed to be gay or lesbian was a leader, coworker, or subordinate. This was true for the three unit characteristics of task cohesion, morale, and performance


    The Aussies, the Canadians, the Brits...none of them went out and rolled queers on liberty...why do you feel our servicemembers will be less professional than theirs? It's simply not the "in" thing to do anymore...

    As one special operations fighter told the Committee, &#8220;We have a gay guy [in the unit]. He&#8217;s big, he&#8217;s mean, and he kills lots of bad guys. No one cared that he was gay.&#8221;
     
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