Sunday, December 19, 2010

Senate Ends Military Ban on Gays Serving Openly

Another issue which I didn't think really mattered much was the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military. Encouraging people to lie about who they are can have some pretty bad consequences. I wonder now if my friend who received a dishonorable discharge from the military will have that changed. Government sanctioned policies that treat gay people like second class citizens just leads to more homophobia from within and without. Hopefully lifting this ban will lead to a more tolerant society where gay people can be themselves without fear of being shunned by their friends & families and people like Carl Paladino will be shunned for saying gay people should be ashamed of themselves.

I look forward to the day when we can love who we want without fear.

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