Tag Archives: don’t ask don’t tell

It’s the right thing to do…and now we have data!

Today’s the day we can celebrate the first anniversary of the demise of the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy that pushed 13,000 homosexual soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines out of the armed forces of our country and forced untold thousands … Continue reading

About these ads
Posted in American Values, Civil Rights, History, Justice, Politics, Religion, Tolerance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

That’s one small step for the Pentagon, one giant leap for the U.S.A.

Today is the first day without the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy, which since its  implementation in 1993 forced more than 13,000 gay Americans out of the armed forces and multiple tens of thousands more to hide their homosexuality to … Continue reading

Posted in American Values, Civil Rights, History, Justice, Politics, Religion, Tolerance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

No straight path to civil rights for gay Americans

Life would be easier to follow and less confusing to live if there weren’t so many detours.  But things happen when they happen, regardless of when we think they should have happened: witness the latest victory in the struggle for … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Justice, Politics, Tolerance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dear John McCain,

Jon Stewart’s pre-shaming wasn’t enough, so—shame on you, John McCain; for shame.  When it came to affirming the civil rights of homosexual Americans by supporting repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell,” you did exactly what you said you would not … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Elections, History, Intellectual Dishonesty, Justice, Politics, Tolerance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tear down this wall

This was supposed to be the last obstacle, right?  This report was to be the last gasp for members of Congress who imagine themselves, in Buckley’s phrase, standing athwart history yelling Stop, at the unstoppable sunrise of civil liberties for … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Funny, Justice, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment