DISCLAIMER: This is a slightly political post...you've been warned.
Was listening to Rosie Radio (Rosie O'Donnell's Sirius radio show) and she quoted some guy's blog about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
There was a point that I'd never heard articulated so well before.
How can we expect people to go off to war, fighting for the freedom of citizens,and not grant them the basic freedom of publicly being who they are. Why fight for a country that doesn't consider you an equal part of its society? Furthermore, how can you expect soldiers to go into a foreign country and establish new governments (or defend existing ones) that discriminate against, or simply criminalize any form of sexuality that isn't heterosexual? It's simply insane. A non heterosexual person can give their life in defense of a country that would ignore their widowed partner's and children's rights to benefits that would be absolute in a "mommy & daddy" situation. Dishonerable discharge for those who authentically live their lives. Bullshit.
The blogger also suggested that every homosexual military-person go on strike. When the numbers are down in military establishments, as they are now anyway, removing an entire population of people could cripple the system.
Then what, bitches?!
A person is a person is a person. Period.
I'm Canadian (and although some feel that we're more liberal; we're not) and it wasn't too long ago that Chinese immigrant workers, women, members of the First Nations, and a few other groups, didn't hold full rights under the law. My hope is that we will soon look back at our blatant discrimination against those who just want to love another person, with the same sentiment (although who knows what cause the 'right' will take up after those rights are established).
Also - this repeal just means that things would go back to the way they were before, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and that wasn't so pretty either.
Just pony-up and stop being so hateful. Think about the time you'd save! Think about the stress-level! If you can't do it for others, just do it for yourself!
I promise you'll sleep better.