I try to not get too political on this blog, because that’s really not what our mission is about. But when I read this on Fox News, I had to post it.
Let me just say this, IT’S ABOUT TIME!
I have hated this policy since Clinton introduced it in 1993. To me, it didn’t make sense: gays and lesbians could serve in the Military (willingly fighting to protect our country), but they couldn’t ‘come out’ as actually being gay or lesbian (because that just voided their person-hood?).
I don’t see what anyone’s sexuality has to do with how they fight to protect our rights and country – just like no one’s race or gender should be a question. If a gay man wants to fight to keep the land he loves safe from the “enemy”, then let him – who are we to tell him he can’t because he happens to like boys and not girls? It seems odd to me, that those who are fighting for our freedom, have not yet been able to be freed themselves from discrimination. That’s irony.
Even though Obama said he will end this policy, he has yet to say when he will do it. I hope, for the sake of those who are serving overseas and back home, it’s sooner than later.
He also spoke about gay marriage and ending discrimination against the GLBT community. I am in high favor of ending discrimination against gays and lesbians. Though, I am also in favor of people having a “religious conviction”. I hope neither aspect is overridden by the other. As for the gay marriage discussion … let’s just say I am more in favor of civil unions than gay couples getting married before God in a church.