Thursday, March 12, 2009

Army fired 11 soldiers in January for being gay

"Don't ask, don't tell."

Many of us are familiar with the verbiage - we are, however not necessarily familiar with the concept behind it.

Here is an excerpt from the story, but as always, I encourage you to check out the link and see the story in its entirety as posted on AOL earlier today: http://news.aol.com/article/army-fired-11-soldiers-in-jan-as-openly/380286

Denying ones sexuality, not engaging in homosexuality or gasp - trying to get married. Can you imagine the fallout amongst hetorosexuals were they to be told that for 20 years of their military career, they could not be true to themselves, literally denying their very essence for the sake of political expediency?

For years, women struggled and fought alongside men for the right to be seen as something other than property in order to achieve the right to vote. For years, blacks and whites marched in civil disobedience so that slaves could be free and so that blacks would have the right to vote.

The Gay issue is the civil rights issue of our times - we all know someone - a friend, a family member or even a co worker who is gay - at times like these, we need to stand tall - write to your elected official and tell them enough of this - no more firing good and decent men and women from the armed services simply for daring to be openly gay!

2 comments:

Jude said...

Isn't is a shame that gays can died for their country as long they don't tell anyone they're gay?
Annie, I could give you a big hug for what you just wrote. Thanks for the support.

Annette James Daley said...

Thanks so much for your comments. Your feedback keeps me going. A-