Now that the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy" concerning homosexuals serving openly in the armed forces is about to be signed by president Obama, my question is "whats next on the homosexual agenda?" How soon before we hear cries of "If we can serve openly in the military why can't we have the same rights as married couples?"
By a 65-31 vote, the Senate acted to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the policy banning gays from openly serving in the military. The same six GOP senators who broke with their party during the cloture vote earlier today also voted for repeal: Sens. Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Scott Brown, Lisa Murkowski, George Voinovich, and Mark Kirk. Two more Republicans — John Ensign and Richard Burr — joined with Democrats in final passage.
Earlier this week, the House had passed the same legislation by 250-175 vote. More than 14,000 servicemembers have been dismissed because of the DADT policy.
For many Democrats, including President Obama, today’s final passage (and the signing of the bill, which will occur in the near future) marks the fulfillment of a promise that they made repeatedly. In a speech to the Human Rights Campaign in October, Obama said, “I will end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. That’s my commitment to you.”
What about his commitment to the heterosexual service members, or do their feelings not matter? (Apparently not)