Okay, so this is getting ridiculous. Even the U.S. military — which itself is actively discriminating against homosexuals — is getting pissed off that it's still actively discriminating against homosexuals.
Hey, White House and Congress! When the military is more socially progressive than you, it's time to start getting your ass in gear…
The nation's top two Defense officials [Admiral Mike Mullen and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates] called on Tuesday for an end to the 16-year-old "don't ask, don’t tell" law, a major step toward allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the United States military for the first time in its history.
"No matter how I look at the issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens," Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. He said it was his personal and professional belief that "allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do."
Hmmmm… This is a real headscratcher. On the one hand, we live in the 21st Century and any thinking person with a scrap of decency thinks that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is beyond ridiculous.
But on the other hand, if it were repealed, President Obama wouldn't get to promise that he's planning to get it repealed anymore.
It's really quite the pickle.
Tags: Barack Obama, DADT, House of Representatives, LGBT, Mike Mullen, Military, Robert Gates, Senate