Military accepts gays and won't delay repeal of DADT

By Maurice Lacunza
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Congressman wants to write a little
tiny delay into repeal of DADT

Two Congressmen, House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Bud McKeon (R-Calif.) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) are attempting to delay the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Despite their attempts, according to the Advocate, Pentagon officials said that the repeal WILL HAPPEN on September 20, 2011:

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Pentagon official says NO DELAY.
NO DELAY. Its the Law.

"The repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell will occur, in accordance with the law and after a rigorous certification process, on September 20," the Pentagon spokesman said. "Senior Department of Defense officials have advised Congress of changes to regulations and policies associated with repeal. We take that obligation seriously."

I am developing an entirely NEW RESPECT for the military. All along, the military officials have graciously and faithfully obeyed the law when it comes to the repeal of DADT. When the courts said it was illegal, the military immediately stopped enforcing it. And now they WILL NOT delay the repeal because it is the law of the land to end DADT. My hat is off in respect to that attitude.

American soldiers around an American flag
If the people of war can embrace gays,
so can the rest of America!
In NONE of the military communications are found ambiguity or veiled disgust, animosity or resistance. The top brass have embraced it with the same dignity and respect that they embrace any policy. I expected the military to be resistant. They are not. This may sound tacky, but I am really proud of how they have handled this policy change! So, if the men of war can embrace change and welcome gays, so can the rest of America!