Move over, gay-dissin’ Republicans.

Friday, October 29th, 2010 @ 1:36 am | teh gay

It’s time to accept that the world is changing.

WASHINGTON — An internal Pentagon study has found that most U.S. troops and their families don’t care whether gays are allowed to serve openly and think the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” could be done away with, according to officials familiar with its findings.

When I think about freedom, I think about gay men and women who are in so many ways exiled from first-class citizenship.

Then I think about Republicans clamoring about paying some extra income tax if they’re too irresponsible to go sign up for low-cost health care insurance. Yet they scatter when I ask them if they would agree to foot all health care expenses, cash up front, the rest of their lives.

That’s why I find their talk disingenuous. Yes, I can agree that the government should keep its nose out of your business. I think the government should keep its nose out of your business, treat each citizen equally, enforce fairness, and provide some essential, basic services that every American needs and deserves.
Be useful or get the hell out, by all means.

Fortunately, freedom marches, and those marches are gonna have gay soldiers in them.

-hw

One Response to “Move over, gay-dissin’ Republicans.”

  1. Tim Says:

    My biggest voting issue tomorrow is gay marriage. I want it to stick from a civil liberties/equal rights perspective. I do not want to go down the “mob rule” democracy route that CA took. It is silly to have the general electorate vote on basic fairness and the constitutional equal protection of a minority. This is why we have a judicial branch; to interpret and rule on issues of the law/constitution. And our supreme court has ruled – unanimously.

    So to get off the cyber soapbox, I am still deciding between Culver (who has a chance of winning) and Cooper (Libertarian). I hate this choice, and normally I wouldn’t vote for the lesser of two evils (besides Culver’s lukewarm support for gay marriage, I agree with him on little else). But the gay marriage issue is important to me personally and for my business. My DJ business does some gay marriage receptions and they are really fun. They also bring in several thousand dollars/year in revenue that we would lose if a constitutional amendment were passed.

    I think democrats lose some religious types to the gay marriage issue, but hopefully young people will fill that void and then some. Of course support for gay marriage will only continue to grow.

    I’ll probably vote for Culver just on the gay marriage issue.