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Gays in the miitary

By: stefan


Gays in the Military The subject of Gays in the military has been debated over many times by many people. When dealing with whether or not gays should be allowed in the military the simple question of, Do they want to be in the military?, must be answered. After this question is answered you can begin analyzing the problem. The answer to the question, Do gays want to be in the military?, is an unquestioned yes. Gays would be proud and determined to protect this beautiful country in which we live. I personally am confused as to why there is even a question of whether or not gays should be allowed to protect and die for a country they love. I do understand however the question of where should they live, both in the field and at their home base. It is hard for a man or women to get undressed in front of someone of the same sex, that may be looking at them with different eyes. When I say different eyes I mean a man looking at a man and thinking wow he's cute, or a women looking at a women and thinking the same thing. It would be very awkward for non-gay soldiers to deal with this problem. Any political issue deals with people, and the gays in the military controversy is no different. Joe Steffan was kicked out of Annapolis one week before graduation after revealing he was gay. Alan Schindler was a gay man in the Navy. He was brutally murdered when some of his shipmates found out he was gay. Events like these can only be avoided by education and communication of what homosexuality is and how to deal with people who are homosexual. The segregation of gays and lesbians in the military should be limited to living quarters and that should be the extent of it. The following is the 1993 National Board Policy on lesbians and gays in the military; 1993 National Board Policy LESBIANS AND GAYS IN THE MILITARY 2/93 WHEREAS, President Clinton has taken the first steps toward ending discrimination against lesbians and gay men in the military; and WHEREAS, the response to this modest initiative has included a vitriolic, mean-spirited smear campaign designed to foster the impression that lesbians and gay men are undeserving of basic human rights and simple dignity; and WHEREAS, this shameful assault is directly linked to the continuing oppression of women, members of racial and ethnic minorities, and others viewed as being outside of the mainstream; and WHEREAS, the actions of the administration and Congress on this issue will provide a clear indication of the depth of their commitment to fundamental justice. THEREFORE, the National Organization for Women demands that President Clinton and Congress support an unequivocal ban on discrimination against lesbians and gay men in the military and that they reject such insulting alternatives as segregated units and restricted duties. Nothing less than full equality is acceptable. I do not believe that what this policy demands can be achieved because of natural human tendencies. I believe that segregating gays from straight people is as fundamental as segregating men and women. If the gay and straight people's living quarters are integrated then what about men and women's living quarters, are they to be integrated too? I don't see any arguments about that, it seems that the separation of man and women has become such an integral part of our society that we have come to take as a norm. The sexual culture of the U.S. today is extremely terbulent for human sexuality and this is proven by the hardships that gays and lesbians go through on a day to day basis. On one hand you have the 'In group' which is ...

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