Thank You For Your Service Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill - United States soldier serving in IraqI thank and support Stephen Hill.  I also thank and support – all United States military members who risk their lives for our country – without conditions. Unfortunately for some conservatives, support for our troops comes with conditions. In the most recent Republican debate on September 22, 2011, Stephen Hill – a soldier serving in Iraq – asked if the progress for gays in the military would be circumvented by a Republican administration. 

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Officially History

Don't Ask, Don't Tell - photo by Brian BennettIt is hard to believe it was December, 19th 2010 when I wrote my post titled Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is Dead, Done, Gone. It would be another 9 months before that statement was officially true. While Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed last year it wasn’t until 12:01 AM this morning that the repeal official went into effect. This ends the lies, the fear, and the witch hunts that existed under the old law. Now gays and lesbians no longer need to hide who they are. They can serve openly without fear of discharge from the military.

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