Asshole Crowd Moment of the Night:
A gay soldier proposed a question regarding the repeal of DADT: ”Do you intend to circumvent the progress that has been made” on allowing lesbian and gay individuals to serve in the military? Members of the crowd booed the soldier.
Rick Santorum responded to the question, saying, “We would reinstitute that policy if Rick Santorum was president. Period.”
stockardchanning sez: supporting the troops is only okay if they’re straight. because only the straight guys are risking their lives. that definitely makes sense
missatralissa sez: This shit has seriously pissed me the fuck off. Can the heartless GOP/Christian/conservative/anti progressive people just gtfo and make their own country where they rule under a theocracy run my corporations and the upper class. Seriously, I don’t want to share a country anymore with these bigots.
vruz: mind you, I’m having trouble sharing a planet with these bigots.
The first day of a new military reality: It’s easy, especially when major civil rights policy comes down to a big, dramatic vote, to check the “accomplished” box and move along. In the case of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, this would have been considerably premature, as it wasn’t until midnight this morning that the ban was finally lifted. Congratulations to all the people who’ve had the weight of a big injustice pulled off their shoulders by this. The above video was recorded hours after the ban was lifted, and is a pretty emotional scene to watch unfold; a soldier, finally able to state his sexuality without discrimination from the military, calls his father to come out to his family. Be warned, it might make you a bit misty-eyed. source