GAY RIGHTS FLUCTUATE IN DIFFERING BATTLES, CAUSING BOTH ANGER AND JOY
September 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell = 😦
It was announced in headlines the morning of September 21st that the senate voted against taking up a major military bill that would allow the repeal of the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy. Disappointing and angering supporters of the repeal saw another step-back in their fight for equal rights within military policy. Nationally, this was a huge set back in the fight for equal opportunities for all soldiers entering and working within the military, as Republicans and Democrat voters alike saw that this was not the time to rule in the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Whether you support the repeal or not, it is an odd statement – not politically, but in recognition of human rights and equality of all. I can see the points of the voters who chimed in their no-votes, however its sad that a whole category of humans have to hold off on receiving equal rights, because its just not the right time. In a simplistic sense, its just… odd.
Click here to read an article in full about the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” senate vote in the New York Times!
Florida Gay Adoption ruling = 🙂
After headlines read all over America and allying countries about the senate vote, more news popped up the next morning detailing that Florida Courts calls the ban on gay adoptions, “unlawful.” Deemed unconstitutional, the 30-year long ban has been in effect refusing gay men and lesbians the right to adopt under state law. Since the vote is statewide, there is a 30-day period in which Florida may appeal the lifting of the ban. For now, this is a huge step for Florida, and Gay and human rights across the country.
Click here to read an article in full about the Florida policy on gay adoption rights in the New York Times!
- Florida Overturns Gay Adoption Ban (huffingtonpost.com)
- Florida court overturns ban on gay adoption (telegraph.co.uk)
- Reactions to the Senate’s Epic Fail on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is inevitable (cnn.com)