“DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL”

September 10, 2010 § Leave a comment


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This policy has been in debate for years, and seems to bounce on-and-off the headlines of major news representatives. It’s there, and then its quieted down, and then it’s back in full force… and so on, and so forth. For those of you who don’t know, the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was announced in 1993, andprohibits the military from asking about the sexual orientation of service members but requires discharge of those who acknowledge being gay or are discovered engaging in homosexual activity, even in the privacy of their own homes off base” [theglobeandmail.com].

Making the headlines as of late, again, and most currently within today’s headlines, a federal judge in Southern California declared the policy to be unconstitutional [theglobeandmail.com] and in violation of the rights of gay citizens [nytimes.com].

Arguments being made on the wanting for this policy to be overturned and thrown out essentially, go back and forth between Republicans, Democrats, and the U.S Military. President Obama promised to rid of the policy within his running of Presidency, however, for the majority of 2009, the topic remained silent [nytimes.com].

So at this point, what your hopes and concerns for the policy being put to vote? Do you support it’s standing, or want it eliminated?

Check out the following links for newstories discussing the policy.
The New York Times
NPR
The Globe & Mail
Time.com
The Washington Post
BBC

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