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Uncle Sam Wants YOU

Jim Burroway

July 8th, 2011

The Pentagon is moving swiftly in accordance with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s lifting of its stay, rendering “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” immediately unenforceable. The Defense Department announced today that it will start accepting applications from gay military recruits:

In a memo to the secretaries of the military branches, Clifford L. Stanley, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, directed them to comply with the court injunction immediately.

“It remains the policy of the Department of Defense not to ask service members or applicants about their sexual orientation, to treat all members with dignity and respect, and to ensure maintenance of good order and discipline,” the memorandum read in part. “Further, because the injunction is once again in effect, the department will process applications for enlistment or appointment without regard to sexual orientation.”

The Army Times reports that the Pentagon has also ordered a halt to all discharge proceedings against gay servicemembers.

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Bernie
July 9th, 2011 | LINK

Looks like Tony Perkins and Elaine Donnelly are going to have to get real jobs soon.

Edwin
July 9th, 2011 | LINK

Now all they need to do is get this damn law off the books. Anyone who is against that is homophobic. There have been gays in all the wars since there have been army’s and wars.
Anyone who thinks otherwise has there head in the sand . There thinking if I don’t see it it can’t be true.

JohnAGJ
July 9th, 2011 | LINK

Looks like those who may have tried to use it as an easy out in the last days of DADT are stuck. Too bad.

Paul J. Stein
July 10th, 2011 | LINK

I guess the military historians forgot about the Spartans. We may end up with a more cohesive unit of men and women doing their respective jobs and not thinking about covering their asses from discharge.

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