Sunday, 19 December 2010

Repeal of DADT

The news that the US Senate has finally repealed the disgrace and shame that is 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is fantastic. It never fails to astound me how one of the most liberal countries in the world can still be so backward in some of it's attitudes to homosexuality. I actually like John McCain as an individual, he is one of those rare breeds - a high profile republican that's not utterly detestable. On this issue however, he was completely in the wrong. His arguments were complete nonsense and not capable of standing up to scrutiny and so I was left wondering whether his opposition was really based on his fears of a significant negative impact on the military or the rather more unsavoury one of simple homosexuality.

I don't like to throw that term around when it's not warranted because it ends up weakening the impact of it. Unfortunately, when an intelligent man continues to make unintelligent arguments in favour of enforcing prejudiced laws then what choice are we left with?

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