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Friday, August 24, 2012

The GOP Platform goes Anti-Gay

The greatest general in history
A bi-sexual Alexander the Great would
not be welcome in the American military
 under proposed GOP rules.

Why are Republicans obsessed about Gays?

- - - The GOP Platform wants to roll back the rights of Gays serving their nation in uniform.

By Gary;

What is it with the religious right and Gays?  and why do Republicans want to jump on the anti-Gay bandwagon?

One of my clients a few years ago was a navy pilot and his secret partner.  My client was allowed to die for his country.  But he could not bring his partner to any navy social event because he would have been thrown out of the service.

That was a fucking stupid policy if ever there was one.  Really, who the Hell cares about about sex when you are pinned down in a foxhole by enemy fire?  If an African American or Irish American or Gay American wants to join the military then let them and treat them equally before the law. 

My theory is simple:  "live and let live."

But now the GOP Platform Committee is attacking the expansion of gay rights in the military, including on-base same sex marriage and wearing uniforms in gay pride parades.  The committee says these rights would be radically yanked back in a Mitt Romney administration.

"We're pushing back," said Elaine Donnelly, of the conservative Center for Military Readiness. "This is pretty big."

While one subcommittee was tightening anti-abortion and "traditional marriage" language that won praise from the Family Research Council, a national security team moved rapidly to pull back expanded gay rights derided by critics as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Law."

New language included rejecting "the use of military as a platform for social experimentation," and a demand that the military provide "objective and open-minded" recommendations to the president on personnel policies.

I just cannot understand bigots.  What can't people just mind their own business and let folks live their lives in peace?      (Washington Examiner)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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