Posts Tagged ‘Gay policies’

QUOTING: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/11/aclu_suing_pentagon_over_separ.html

IIA (me): The ACLU is going to sue the pentagon over members of the US military getting discharged and much less pay than their heterosexual counterparts that are discharged for various other reasons (most of which are probably crazier than bangin your same-sex partner.)

The ACLU is representing former Air Force Staff Sergeant Richard Collins. who only wants to be paid what other members are being paid that are discharged for these other various reasons.

What the fuck is going on here?

NOT ONLY ARE GAY MEN/WOMEN DISCHARGED, but then the US DOESN’T EVEN PAY THEM ADEQUATELY? Apparently, this has been going on since the early 90’s when ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was first introduced… and it seems that Obama’s administration can actually do something about it without going through congress… check this out:

“The Obama administration has repeatedly said the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ statute is wrong, but that it needs to work with Congress to repeal the law,” said Joshua Block, an ACLU staff attorney. “But the separation pay issue is entirely within the administration’s control. The administration can at least take a preliminary step toward backing up its rhetoric with action by addressing this issue promptly and protecting gay and lesbian service members from needless additional discrimination.”

With all this hustle and bustle about even allowing gays to serve in the military, you think we would have been way beyond this by now, but no0o0o0o, we are still here… deciding on the fates of millions – their basic pay and liberties.  I know it’s sad to say, but in this country, this is unacceptable.

 

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