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Old 04-29-2009, 08:34 PM
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I've been seeing a lot on TV recently about Obama doing away with that and letting Gays and Lesbians serve openly. What are your opinions on it? Personally, I think if someone wants to risk their lives for our country, they should be allowed. I don't have any problems with them, so I don't think it would bother me serving next to one. What are yalls thoughts on on this?
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:30 PM
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I've been seeing a lot on TV recently about Obama doing away with that and letting Gays and Lesbians serve openly. What are your opinions on it? Personally, I think if someone wants to risk their lives for our country, they should be allowed. I don't have any problems with them, so I don't think it would bother me serving next to one. What are yalls thoughts on on this?
o.O why hasnt anyone replied to this post!? I dont really roam around other than to a select few categories... but i am here now. I can't really add much to your opinion... I feel the same. If your going to risk your life for the land of the free, be free while doing so. Mmhm. This also brings up another slight contradiction- those underage. Risk your lives, but you cant still cant drink. Baloney!

Anyhow, I have heard of a few people in the military who have been open about their sexual orientation. I think its great. Long as the military as a whole supports this, I think there should be no problem. Just as they do with race and religion. Im sure there are many disputes between individuals about these topics, but I think also for the most part, everyone is respectful to them. *shrugs* Its a step in the right direction.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:44 PM
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The idea is the same reason males and females aren't housed together: fraternization. If you remove that risk, there won't be an issue. If you put someone who is openly attracted to someone else, there are going to be problems.

I don't have anything against homosexuals, but the reasoning isn't anti-gay sentiment, its anti-fraternization.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:45 AM
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You need to clearly understand that the military isn't a democracy. The rule is the rule and its there because it works, the end!
Personally I can't stand people who want to fix something that isn't broken!
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:14 AM
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Like Tex has said buzzy...rules are in place for a reason...in my opinion theres no need to change them.

Would it bother me serving next to a homosexual?...if they can do their job and their sexuality dosnt cause problems within the squad....then no I couldnt care less.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:24 AM
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Like Tex has said buzzy...rules are in place for a reason...in my opinion theres no need to change them.

Would it bother me serving next to a homosexual?...if they can do their job and their sexuality dosnt cause problems within the squad....then no I couldnt care less.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:34 AM
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Don't worry, jrj. I won't ask if you won't tell!

and i just thought it was a cute accent... not an orientation!! So THAT'S why the pic was only up for one day!!! LMAO!
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:26 AM
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Whats the difference if someone is homosexual or not? No one has ever said we don't wan't homosexuals to serve their country...but what is the benefit of proclaiming it?
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:49 PM
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The idea is the same reason males and females aren't housed together: fraternization. If you remove that risk, there won't be an issue. If you put someone who is openly attracted to someone else, there are going to be problems.

I don't have anything against homosexuals, but the reasoning isn't anti-gay sentiment, its anti-fraternization.
I have to agree with Sniper. A lot of people are homophobic and will take offense to someone of the same sex flirting with them.
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