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Marines Hit the Ground Running in Seeking Recruits at Gay Center

(Michael Stravato for The New York Times) Master Sgt. Anthony Henry, center, and Staff Sgt. Chris Cano told one prospective applicant she needed to lose weight.
Times certainly are a’changin’, in Tulsa, Oklahoma of all places. From the New York Times:

Sergeant Henry, who had been invited to set up a recruiting booth on the first day of the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in downtown Tulsa, instead spent it in quiet conversation with a trickle of gay women who came in to ask about joining the Marines.

As the article says, the Commandant of the Marine Corp was strenuously opposed to ending DADT, but it would appear that the Marine Corp is taking the new military paradigm and running with it.

The Marines were the service most opposed to ending the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, but they were the only one of five invited branches of the military to turn up with their recruiting table and chin-up bar at the center Tuesday morning. Although Marines pride themselves on being the most testosterone-fueled of the services, they also ferociously promote their view of themselves as the best. With the law now changed, the Marines appear determined to prove that they will be better than the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard in recruiting gay, lesbian and bisexual service members.

Ooohrah Marines!

H/T to Towleroad



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