Thursday, September 22, 2011


I think the recent repeal of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) in the Armed Forces is a good thing.  It is one more step in the progress of American society away from prejudice and discrimination of various kinds toward an acceptance of the diversity--racially, ethnically, religiously, sexually--of our society.  And it allows the military to take advantage of the considerable skills and abilities that gays and lesbians bring to the armed forces.

President Obama, in particular, is to be applauded for his slow but steady approach.  This is one policy area where he read it right: get the top military officials on board and then move ahead.  As a result, the new policy of non-discrimination toward gays and lesbians will almost certainly be implemented within the military in a smooth and non-interruptive way.

It's nice to get a little good news once in a while.

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