Are Gays and Lesbians Less Patriotic?
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Answering the question about the success and validity of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", the essay makes a case that not only is this "act" not working, but it is discriminatory, especially aginst those already in the Services and those willing to join, especially since the Army and Navy lowered enlistment standards to now permit those who did not graduate from high school and even convicted felons and others who have served jail time, to enlist.
From the Paper:"The military nabobs, many of whom have remembered their hazing days at Annapolis and West Point decided, some years ago that in order to serve your country in its time of need, you had to be heterosexual;. You could be an adulterer, drunk, and a paroled felon. You could not even have graduated from high school but gotten an equivalency degree. But, if you were an "acknowledged" gay man or lesbian, you were not deemed fit to serve in U.S. Armed Forces. President Clinton, in 1993, signed a measure that offered some solace and protection to gays and lesbians serving in the armed forces. The policy was referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell.""
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