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It’s Official: Gay is Okay

The United States Military has finally come to realize what we all have known for, well, generations. It’s OK to be gay and in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or, believe it or not, the Marines. A Pentagon study on gays in the military has determined that overturning the law known as “don’t…

… or, to be more precise, 70 percent of those polled predict that lifting the ban would have positive, mixed, or no results. The report is expected to become public any moment now, but you can read about what it will contain here.

… acording to the report that will be released by the Defense Department tomorrow. Except Marines, of course. the survey found resistance to repealing the ban strongest among the Marines, according to The Washington Post. It’s an attitude apparently shared by their top leader, Commandant Gen. James Amos, who has said that the government should…

Republican Lindsey Graham, who is a guy with a girls name apparently, strongly feels that the Senate is unlikely to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell during the Lame Duck session. The house has already voted to repeal, and Obama is in favor of repeal, and the Senate is more likely to approve human-rights related legislation…

“Panic among Kenya’s gays”

Kenya’s Prime Minister wasted no time in abusing the abysmally horrid policy shift made recently by the UN to remark that Gays in Kenya should be arrested. Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya board member Nguru Karugu said Monday the office has received calls from concerned members, some of whom are HIV-positive and fear they…

It’s OK to execute homosexuals

The United Nations has a list of “discriminatory grounds” for executions … reasons to execute someone that the UN says are not OK. And, the UN just passed a resolution removing sexual orientation from that list. This applies to state executions as well as hate killings. Human rights defenders are protected by the resolution, as…

And now, the other side of the story, for balance:

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Ends

Federal Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, which essentially bans being gay in the military, is to be ended immediately and in all US military facilities worldwide. According to the judge, “…the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Act irreparably injures servicemembers by infringing their fundamental rights.,,,there is no adequate remedy at…

The majority of Minnesotans simply do not believe in church-state separation. Many of the same individuals will scream at you if you even begin to discuss 2nd amendment issues. Most of them think there is a privacy amendment and most of them prefer positions of appeasement over strict constitutionality … when it is convenient. In…