President Obama signs 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal - Macleans.ca
 

President Obama signs ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal

Reconciles a 2008 election campaign promise


 

Finally fulfilling a 2008 campaign promise, President Barack Obama signed a landmark law repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the armed services. However, the policy will not end overnight: service chiefs must complete implementation plans before lifting the old law, and they must prove that it won’t damage combat readiness, as critics believe it will. In any case, the signing ceremony was a breakthrough moment for the nation’s gay community, the military and for Obama. The president vowed during his 2008 campaign to repeal the law and faced pressure from liberals who complained he was not acting swiftly enough. “No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie, or look over their shoulder in order to serve the country that they love,” Obama said.

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President Obama signs ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal

  1. It's unfortunate that people saying that it might affect battle readiness are right in some regards. I'm sure there are a select few biggot soldiers who will be adversly affected by openly homosexuals in their vicinity.

    The good part about this is that hopefully, after a while, they will be purged.

    • Hopefully only as a last resort. Hopefully they'll be able to muster the discipline the US army prides itself and be able to serve aside their gay comrades-in-arms.

  2. And while the nation's economy burns to a cinder, America's first third-world president dedicates the military to making queers feel good about themselves.

    Somebody should tell the affirmative-action president that the military is for killing people and blowing things up.

    • Somebody should teach you to read: the American economy has been growing for a while now and it's gaining speed. The problem is unemployement and guess who bargained to get the nuemployment some extra benefits?

      • LOL LOL LOL

    • And it'll be even better-able to blow things up when the closet isn't enforced.

  3. Despite our unbelievably politically correct society going full circle to the point I believe homosexuality is now promoted I could carre less who is in uniform. If they are prepard to put their life on the line to defend my family, that is good enough for me.

    • Christmas vacay, late reply, but really, "promoting homosexuality". First of all, how is trying to educate/reduce discrimination the same thing as "promotion," and second, if homosexuality were, er, promoted, do you think more people would join the team? Really? Is it just marketing? If so, there are a few handsome leading men I'd specifically like to target with a niche campaign…

  4. And a step towards Godlessness.

  5. I certainly do not condone or remotely approve of that life style and in no way would promote homo sexuality in any wayas Politicians seem to be doing but I feel that by opening themselves up this way, a lot of service people will be exposing themselves to real,physical harm.

    • Moreso then when they get, y'know, shot at?

  6. Lefties screw up pretty much everything they lay their hands on. They took over the media and you can no longer trust what you read. They took over the schools and now kids that can't read get diplomas. They took over the judiciary and now you can kill a man and not spend a day in jail.

    America is committing cultural suicide and if they don't watch out they will end up like Canada in that regard.

    • End up like Canada in that regard….Care to elaborate.?……( I'm going to regret this, aren't I ?? )

  7. And while the nation's economy burns to a cinder, America's first third-world president dedicates the military to making queers feel good about themselves.

    Somebody should tell the affirmative-action president that the military is for killing people and blowing things up.

    • To much Egg-nog Jimbo?…you posted this 3 times and still never answered my Question…….

  8. And while the nation's economy burns to a cinder, America's first third-world president dedicates the military to making queers feel good about themselves.

    Somebody should tell the affirmative-action president that the military is for killing people and blowing things up.

  9. And while the nation's economy burns to a cinder, America's first third-world president dedicates the military to making queers feel good about themselves.

    Somebody should tell the affirmative-action president that the military is for killing people and blowing things up.