Sunday, November 14, 2010

USA military keep DADT for now

From Politics Daily:

The military's ban on openly gay service members will stay in place while it is challenged in a lower court, the Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Ruling without comment, the justices shot down a request by the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group challenging the constitutionality of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, The Washington Post reported. The decision did not address the merits of the case.

The Justice Department argued the policy should continue as legal challenges go forward.

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Personally I think the "Don't Ask. Don't Tell." policy is wrong. It clearly excludes good soldiers from serving their country. I believe that all sexual activity should be between a man and a woman who are married, but realistically this doesn't always happen. I know morale is important but what about other disordered sexual activities? Adultery for example. Other military forces allow open homosexuals to serve.