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Boehner Thinks Gay Servicemembers Are Either Not American or Inhuman

This is one weird comment on President Obama’s proposed repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell from House GOP leader John Boehner (R-Ohio): Boehner predicted that

Stefano Mclaughlin
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Feb 01, 2010

This is one weird comment on President Obama’s proposed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” from House GOP leader John Boehner (R-Ohio):

Boehner predicted that any action on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would lead to a “divisive debate” and “do nothing more than distract the real debate that should occur here about helping to get our economy going again and getting American people back to work.

That’s via VetVoice’s Richard Allen Smith, who observes:

Repealing DADT would allow qualified gay troops who have been discharged as a result of the failed, discriminatory policy to return to work.  It would also allow qualified gay Americans who have heard the call to service in uniform to serve their country without sacrificing their integrity.

As best I can tell, either John Boehner doesn’t really want Americans to have jobs in a field in which they are qualified to serve, he doesn’t think gays are real Americans, or he doesn’t think they are people.

Tomorrow afternoon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about repealing the ban on gay servicemembers serving openly.

Stefano Mclaughlin | For the first five years of his career, Stefano worked as a financial advisor on state and local tax matters, developing internal marketing technology for his multinational tax business. With over 12 years of experience designing high-performance web applications and interactive interactions, Stefano is now a marketing technology specialist and founder.

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