Thursday, December 23, 2010

Government Sanctioned Discrimination No Longer Legal

President Barack Obama signed a landmark law Wednesday repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military, fulfilling one of his major campaign pledges and casting the issue as a matter of civil rights long denied.

"No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie, or look over their shoulder in order to serve the country that they love," Obama said.

"The implementation and certification process will not happen immediately; it will take time," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz warned in an e-mail that went out right after Saturday's Senate vote. "Meanwhile, the current law remains in effect. All Air Force members should conduct themselves accordingly." (Associated Press)

It would appear that many of those opposed to gays serving in the military are of a similar mindset to those who once believed, or like Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association who apparently still believes, that both gay and Black men are psychologically incapable of controlling their libido.


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