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75 Percent Back Gays Serving In Military: Massive Shift

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75 Percent Back Gays Serving In Military: Massive Shift
In a recent poll, there has been a massive and remarkable shift in public opinion on homosexuals in the military since 1993. Up from 44 percent in 1993, now 75 percent say that homosexuals who publicly disclose their status should be allowed to serve. It is demonstrative of a vastly more progressive nation on LGBT rights.

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UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
As I said, let the courts decide the legality or illegality. Until there is a decision, it's not. Innocent until proven guilty.
stephley stephley 9 years
Your saying it's not illegal doesn't make it so either. Since when does a grunt get to choose which equal he or she wants to serve with? We're all Americans - there are plenty of people whose sexual choices I question and that even gross me out (that anyone would have sex with Dog the Bounty Hunter or Tia Tequila makes me feel sick), doesn't give me any right to say I don't want them around. Less so if I'm in the military defending the Constitution.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
There is a difference. "Who would you like to serve with?" is an OK question. "Where do you want to go?" isn't a decision that is decided by a grunt. For the last time, the war in Iraq isn't an illegal war. Prove it in a court of law, and then I'll acknowledge the courts decision.
stephley stephley 9 years
Funny that you would suggest asking what military personnel thinks of gays, but you aren't interested in what they have to say when they want to speak out about fighting an illegal war.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
Caterpillar, you have to understand that everyone in the squadron KNEW or suspected that those who were/are homosexual were/are. *shrugs* The difference is whether or not that person has to lie to your face or not.... and how you deal with the trust issues that stem from that.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
i can see that MM... And to be clear, i'm not saying it shouldn't be repealled, i just think that its not as easy as flipping a light switch and anyone who thinks it is that easy is grossly ignorant about the way the military works.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
monday, i think it might be different with dudes.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
I was in the military... and we all know there are gay/lesbian servicemembers. They just have to keep it very secret, which in my opinion, is worse for unit cohesion than having openly homosexual soliders. One 2-3 of my friends came out to me, I felt like they'd be lying to me the whole time we were serving together. :(
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
That's a good point cab. Let's ask the military what they think. I'm betting it would be a little different.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
I take this with a grain of salt since this poll was done on the entire population and not just on those in the military. Most people have no concept of how the military works or what it would take to repeal DADT so honestly, this figure is not news.
zeze zeze 9 years
Okay...maybe I was too young and too sheltered, but in 1993 I did not even know there was such as thing as "gay" - while in 2008 being gay became almost a type of "style" so I'm not really that surprised considering the changes between then ans now, but I am surprised at the large number (75%) especially when the 70% of people voted against the proposal for civil unions for homosexual couples as recent as 2004!
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