Today’s Facebook post:
Reason #10 Why I’m a Democrat: While I would have been a disaster as a soldier (too uncoordinated), I believe that being gay should not disqualify someone from serving in the military. Indeed, gay men and lesbians have made important contributions to our nation’s defense for decades and now they can serve their country openly and without fear of court martial thanks to President Obama and the Democratic Party. As with many of his positions, Mitt Romney isn’t entirely clear on where he stands on this issue he supported repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” until he started running for president this cycle and then switched to argue that it should have been kept in place until the war if Afghanistan is over.
I have several family members who have been in or are currently in the military. Most of them are not gay, but I think it’s wonderful that all of them could now serve openly and proudly. Studies have shown that eliminating “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” have had none of the effects conservatives claimed it would have. If anything, it’s made our military stronger.
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