Blow against US military homophobia


This video from the USA is called Homophobia in the Military: An Example of Discrimination.

The US military‘s ban on openly gay service members was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge.

Lt. Dan Choi: Repealing DADT — It’s Your Turn President Obama: here.

Over the objections of Obama administration lawyers, a court has struck down a Clinton-era law upholding discrimination against gays and lesbians, claiming that it weakens the military: here.

Republicans block vote on repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell”: here.

Lesbian flight nurse launches legal action over military gay ban: here.

Increase in Women and Minorities Discharged Due to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”: here.

Paging fiscal conservatives: military has wasted $1.3 Billion banning gays since 1980: here.

No. 2 Naval officer behind a string of vulgar, homophobic videos: here.

Republican Debate Audience Boos Gay Soldier Stephen Hill After DADT Repeal Question (VIDEO): here.

Gays Remain Minority Most Targeted by Hate Crimes: here.

Chuck Hagel: Military’s transgender ban “should be reviewed”: here.

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10 thoughts on “Blow against US military homophobia

  1. Dear Young Democrat,

    The Senate may vote as soon as this evening on whether to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. The time is now to end this discriminatory practice once and for all.

    Take a few minutes this afternoon and contact your senators. The Capitol switchboard number is 202-224-3121.

    This is an issue that disproportionately affects our generation. As many as 80% of those discharged under DADT have been younger than 26 years old – often brave, rank-and-file soldiers who find themselves on the front lines of combat.

    For additional background information and for tips on calling your senators, visit the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) or the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

    The facts are on our side. In a report released by the Pentagon last week, 70% of troops indicated that the repeal of DADT would not have a negative effect on unit cohesion. In addition, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently stated, “I have a very difficult time leading an organization—one of whose pillars is integrity—and asking people to lie every single day they come to work.”

    If you live in Maine, Indiana, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Ohio, Missouri, Alaska, Illinois or West Virginia, your phone calls are even more important in influencing key swing votes. Please dial 202-224-3121 and make your voice heard.

    For more than a year, we have advocated for an end to Don’t, Ask, Don’t Tell. Now we are only a few hours from this critical vote. Thanks for all you are doing to push this important issue across the finish line.

    On to Victory,

    Colmon

    Colmon Elridge
    Executive Vice-President
    Young Democrats of America

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