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Pentagon Might Consider Segregation Of Gay and Lesbian Troops If DADT Is Repealed

As the the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell survey, which was distributed to 400,000 members of the Armed Forces this week.has been blasted (and rightfully so)  for everything from its focus on the troops’ supposed feelings about showering with gay and lesbian colleagues to its use of the bias-engendering term “homosexual.” Geoff Morrell, a Pentagon spokesman has now said that teh survey could lead the military to conclude that it would “perhaps need adjustments to facilities themselves,” indicating that it is not outside the realm of possibility that, in order to preserve the privacy and modesty of heterosexual service members in group showers and barracks, the military would consider segregating gay and lesbian service members in some way.

WTF?  The possiblity of Gay and Lesbian segregation coming  from the administration of a black president?  Oh the perverse irony
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Sure.  By all means separate bunks for homosexual soldiers. Also, as soldiers may object to sharing rooms with Muslims, separate bunks for Muslims, Hindus, and Catholics. Vegans should not be forced to sleep across the room from Omnivores. Nor Calvinists with Methodists. Southerners should be separated from basically everyone, particularly Coastals. Also, True Bloods from Twihearts. We don’t want any more “incidents” of Harry Potter bashings either: Ravenclaws, keep your hands off the Hufflepuffs!

Fucking bigoted assholes……

Ar times like this I think we should petition the Crown to be readmitted to the UK. Mayhe the American Revolution was a bit rash. We’d be ahead of the game if we’d have stayed put. (And we’d have much better television.)

4.5 Million Dollar DADT Survey Insulting, Offensive, and RIGGED (Survey Documents Included)

This week the Pentagon sent out  to 400,000 active duty and reserve troops about the repealing of DADT A copy of the survey was provided to The Washington Post by the University of California’s Palm Center, which studies gays in the military. The group said it obtained the questionnaire from an active duty service member who received it.
Questions include….

* “Do you currently serve with a male or female service member you believe to be homosexual?”
*  In the unit where you had a leader you believe to be gay or lesbian, about how many other unit members also believed the leader to be gay or lesbian?
*  Have you shared a room, berth or field tent with a service member you believed to be homosexual?
*  Have you been assigned to share bath facilities with an open bay shower that is also used by a service member you believed to be homosexual (and also asked how they might behave in such situations in combat.)
*  If don’t ask, don’t tell is repealed and a gay or lesbian service member attended a military social function with a same-sex partner, which are you most likely to do?”

— Continue to attend military social functions
— Stop bringing my spouse, significant other or other family members with me to military social functions
— Stop attending military social functions
— Something else
— Don’t know
*  If don’t ask, don’t tell is repealed and a gay or lesbian service member attended a military social function with a same-sex partner, which are you most likely to do?”

— Continue to attend military social functions
— Stop bringing my spouse, significant other or other family members with me to military social functions
— Stop attending military social functions
— Something else
— Don’t know

We’re not playing games here, we’re trying to figure out what the attitudes of our force are, what the potential problems are with repeal,” said Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell. “We need this survey and we need people to participate in this survey to get a sense of the attitudes of the force.”

Bullshit!

Sure you are playing games.  These questions are asking how a person “feels” as opposed to asking relevant questions like: “Were you ever threatened in any way by a gay or lesbian and how?” These questions seem to justify and condone prejudice. If I say my neighbor gives me the heebie-jeebies, is that enough to deny him some of his rights?.  Not only are you playing games this survey is downright insulting and offensive to Gays and Lesbian who are now serving in silence, will serve in the future, have served in the past, and have lost thier lives defending the “so-called” freedom  this country where they themselves must hide and are treated as second class citizens.

Oh and thre cost to us for this offenise skewed crazy survey. 4.5 Million dollars

As SLDN executive director Aubrey Sarvis says: 

Surveying the troops is unprecedented; it did not happen in 1948 when President Truman ended segregation and it did not happen in 1976 when the service academies opened to women, Even when the military placed women on ships at sea, the Pentagon did not turn to a survey on how to bring about that cultural change.”

I tell you after all this it’s a wonder why any gay or lesbian still wants to defend this country that treats us as pariahs.