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WASHINGTON – When a majority of troops told the Pentagon this summer they didn't care if gays were allowed to serve openly in the military, it was in sharp contrast to the time when America's fighting forces voiced bitter opposition to accepting racial minorities and women in the services.

The survey, due out Tuesday, is expected to find pockets of resistance among combat troops to ending the ban on gays. But some 70 percent of respondents were expected to say that lifting the ban would have a positive or mixed effect, or none at all, according to officials familiar with the findings.

The study is expected to set the stage for a showdown in the Senate between advocates of repealing the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" law and a small but powerful group of foes in the final days of the lame-duck Congress.

Repeal would mean that, for the first time in U.S. history, gays would be openly accepted by the military and could acknowledge their sexual orientation without fear of being kicked out.

I found this to be disappointing however.

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U.S. troops haven't always been so accepting. Troop surveys conducted throughout the 1940s on blacks and Jews, and in the 1970s and 1980s on women, exposed deep rifts within a military that was dominated by white males but becoming increasingly reliant on minorities to help do its job.

In a study from July 1947, four of five enlisted men told the Army that they would oppose blacks serving in their units even if whites and blacks didn't share housing or food facilities.

The same study also revealed a deep resentment toward Jews. Most enlisted men said Jews had profited greatly from the war and many doubted that Jews had suffered under Adolf Hitler.

"Negro outfits should be maintained separately," an Army master sergeant from North Carolina told the Pentagon in 1947. "To do otherwise is to invite trouble and many complications. The equal rights plan should not be forced on the Army as an example to civilians."

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post #2 of 332 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 09:22 PM
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Actually, if they just repeal "Don't ask, don't tell", it will be against the UCMJ for gays to serve. They would also have to change that law.




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Maybe the armed forces needs more cannon fodder?

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70% of respondents,,,,,,, responding to what? and what percentage of the military is the number of respondents ????

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Being gay is...yawn...uninteresting to most people today.

It's just such a nonissue for much of the younger generation.

Just like how early prejudices against other groups that most were unfamiliar with, like blacks and jews, melted away, so will these.

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Being gay is...yawn...uninteresting to most people today.

It's just such a nonissue for much of the younger generation.

Just like how early prejudices against other groups that most were unfamiliar with, like blacks and jews, melted away, so will these.
I'm on the older side, but, considering the military enviroment, I'd be uncomfortable with a homosexual showering, dressing, or using the latrine next to me- it would be in my mind like a hetro male showering with females-- uncomfortable at least. But at the same time I don't think it is as big of an issue as the media makes it out to be.

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I'm on the older side, but, considering the military enviroment, I'd be uncomfortable with a homosexual showering, dressing, or using the latrine next to me- it would be in my mind like a hetro male showering with females-- uncomfortable at least. But at the same time I don't think it is as big of an issue as the media makes it out to be.
My thoughts exactly. When it comes to life or death i couldn't care less if the guy beside me want to jump my bones or the girl beside him not atracted to me. The Media and certain polititions use this like race to get stupid 5hit crammed through legilation.

Gays SHOULD serve! I have no prob with then defending a country that allows the that freedom.

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