Recently Senate passed a bill repealing the United States military’s, “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy concerning homosexual’s serving in the armed forces. The repeal ends a decade long debate between democrats and republicans on the issue of whether homosexuals should be able to serve openly.
Prior to the repeal men and women in the armed forces at required to keep their sexuality confidential in the event that they were homosexual. If identified as openly gay in the military the service man or woman would be discharged from the military. From the 1994 to 2009 more than “13,000″ men and women serving in the armed forces were discharged for violating the “DADT” policy. Staggering statistics such as these spurred congress into action and provided the backdrop for all sides of the political gammet to sound off on an argument that for some time has dominated the political landscape.
Here’s How Both Sides Looked The Issue
1. Homosexual service members in them military already fighting should be able to do so with hiding.
2. Another obstacle in the fight against inequality and racism.
3. Strengthening military and national security with a message of openess.
4. Stop politics from standing in the way of what’s right.
1. Secrecy causes loss of unit cohesion, and unit morale, imparative to military functionality.
2. “DADT” protects order and discipline in an environment unique to the armed forces.
3. Causes inter-departmental conflict in which military personel such as Chaplains find their job harder to accomplish when forced to adopt ideals different from those in the military.
Both sides presented their argument but in the end President Obama and democrat Nancy Pelosi emerged victorious and coming one step closer to bridging the gap between governmental politics and social politics. While perserving the ideals and importance of the United States military as a tool for democracy.