Wednesday, September 15, 2010

View on the current problem

A growing controversial topic in today’s news and something that has been a hot item in my workplace is the debate on the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy concerning homosexuals in the military. It is a policy set in place which requires Soldiers, sailors Airmen and Marines who are homosexual to not get married, make comments, perform acts of a homosexual manner or they face being released from the armed services. Many people have fought for and against this policy and it is currently in scrutiny and faces a repeal. If repealed, it would mean that homosexual service members could openly admit their sexual orientation and not face a discharge.
The review of the policy has brought many heated debates and arguments. Personally, I understand both sides. I can see why it is a Draconian rule and should be abolished in today’s world, and I also understand some people having a problem with accepting the new ways and having to admit that things are changing in the world. But, personally, I support the repeal.  I know some great Soldiers who are homosexual that must hide the fact that they are. It seems unfair to me that they must live a double life. However, before the lift of the rule, I believe that there are a few issues that must be addressed.
If homosexuals are allowed to serve openly, does that also mean that the army will recognize gay marriage? If so, are they going to offer the same benefits to same sex couples that they do others? Will they provide housing to homosexual couples, commissary benefits, health insurance? I think that they would have to. For couples who are in the military today and cannot have children, the Army does provide a program for artificial fertilization – will this be extended for lesbian couples? I believe before we open the flood gates, there are many issues that must be addressed.
For single soldiers, will the barracks be co-ed, meaning gay and straight, or ill there be separate barracks – and if separate barracks are made, won’t that breed intolerance and separation between gay Soldiers and straight ones? Will there be separate “gay” units, like different brigades, companies, batteries? If two gay Soldiers decide to become a couple and they are in the same unit, are they separated? If someone straight is convicted of a crime against someone gay is it automatically considered a “hate crime”?
I believe that the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” is due and is a crucial step in the advancement of the U.S. military. However, before the repeal, I believe that there are many issues which MUST be addressed before it is gone. Because if not, past experience tells me that it will create many hardships for homosexual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines that will then require attention taken away from their units mission so that it can be addressed. And if that happens, that service member’s entire unit was just taken out of the fight and did not accomplish its wartime mission.

59 comments:

  1. I dont have any problem with homosexuality, but seriously, it's still disgusting to watch guys kissing each other.

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  2. Its retarded, theres no different witha guy kissing a girl than a guy kissing a guy or a girl kissing a girl, people need to get a grip.

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  4. lol homo sex soldiiers...watt?

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  6. Too many conservetaists in this world

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  7. that`s a unique way of looking at it :)

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  8. i like the dont ask dont tell stuff.
    Spp mate

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  9. I´m homophobic, but I think you should let people do what they want to as long as they don´t harm others. so it´s ridiculous that gay soldiers aren´t allowed to marry...

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  10. It's an awkward situation, but I fall back on my good old rule.

    If you're not stealing my shit, smoking my shit or drinking my shit then we're good.

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  11. Agreed with Kitari! Loving your blog btw, following!!!

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  12. Really good post, keep up the good work.

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  13. I remember Lady Gaga bitching about this on the news.

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  14. This doesn't realy bother me, but when some man/bear/pig called lady gaga sticks here nose in it get's annoying! Nice post though.

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  15. you should let people do what they want to as long as they don´t harm others

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  17. Rare for me to actually read through a whole article, hehe :)

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  18. I think "don't ask don't tell" should be replaced with "don't care don't matter"

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  19. Agree with a previous comment. Too many conservatives in this world

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  20. Very interesting read. Keep it up.

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  21. Hah... I've actually never thought of it from that perspective. Riveting tale, chap.

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  22. You do have a point in there, worth of some serious consideration.

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  23. Whats the deal with gay people? I mean, whats up with that.

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  26. You most def got the right idea.

    I'm not what you'd call homophobic - as long as you're not fucking around with me or my shit then I don't know why it's a problem - and if you do what you're supposed to do in any given situation then more power to you - there's enough assholes neglecting their responsibilities nowdays anyway.

    But I agree. The military has a lot of homework to do.

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  27. nut if there are gay people in the military they can by the enemy :O

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  28. Who cares if cares if there are gay people serving for our country? Let them be for christ sakes.

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  30. I completely agree with your thoughts, thanks dude

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  31. Your post makes a lot of sense and I agree with your ideas. Will read again !

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  32. Honestly, to the military, a person's orientation shouldn't matter, but I could still see it causing problems among fellow soldiers when opinions get in the way.

    I guess at the same time it's starting to become less of an issue in this generation, but for those with deep Christian roots... or Texans... it'll be problematic.

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  34. wow this is so true.. its sick sometimes

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