• America: Thumbs Up for Gay People, Thumbs Down for Homosexuals

    A fascinating new poll reveals what Americans really think about Don't Ask Don't Tell, the controversial policy that prevents gay people homosexuals not-heterosexual people from serving openly in the military…

    In the poll, 59 percent say they now support allowing "homosexuals" to serve in the U.S. military, including 34 percent who say they strongly favor that. Ten percent say they somewhat oppose it and 19 percent say they strongly oppose it.

    But the numbers differ when the question is changed to whether Americans support "gay men and lesbians" serving in the military. When the question is asked that way, 70 percent of Americans say they support gay men and lesbians serving in the military, including 19 percent who say they somewhat favor it. Seven percent somewhat oppose it, and 12 percent strongly oppose it.

    So the solution seems simple enough. Since gay men and lesbians are more popular than homosexuals these days, why not repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell — but only for gays and lesbians? While we're at it, we could pass laws allowing gays and lesbians get married.

    Between the marriage equality advocates and the anti-homosexual marriage crowd, we should have more than enough support for that.

    Tags: DADT, Grammar, LGBT, Military, Polls


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