Sunday, October 16, 2011

OMG! DADT is gone and the world didn't end!

Apparently, according to the sunshine outside, along with many articles in the news, and against predictions of the naysayers, the repeal of DADT on September 20 didn't end in Armageddon. As a matter of fact, it hardly even caused a ripple in the troops according to several interviews. One heterosexual soldier expressed the whole issue best with just a "shrug of the shoulders." So to the Republican gay-haters and so-called Christian moralists, I say, "we told you so!"

On Saturday, October 15th the first open, gay military convention was held with over 200 Marines,Sailors and Army people attending.  Each of the 200 or so sailors, soldiers, Marines and airmen attending the conference put on by the formerly clandestine group known as OutServe had, to varying degrees, only recently revealed their sexual orientations at work. None had gotten a reaction worse than a shrug.

"Out of the 4,500 members we have, we haven't had any person come to us about one single problem, which is huge, because right before repeal of `don't ask, don't tell,' we had tons of problems," like investigations and other issues relayed to the Pentagon, said Air Force 1st Lt. Josh Seefried, the group's co-founder. "But right now, after Sept. 20, there is nothing to relay because everything has been 100 percent positive."

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