Memorial Day 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

A Marine hoists the LGBT rainbow flag at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The picture was posted at Wipeout Homophobia’s Facebook page.

On Memorial Day 2012, let’s take a moment to remember DADT was finally repealed on September 20, 2011, ending 18 years of government-sanctioned discrimination against gay and lesbian members of the military.

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11 Responses to Memorial Day 2012

  1. Brigadoon says:

    It took 18 years to clean up Bill Clinton’s epic clusterfuck.

  2. Shayne K. says:

    Amen, brother. Amen.

  3. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    A beautiful picture. Thanks for posting this.

  4. Debbie Banuelos says:

    As a political independent and a supporter of gay rights, I too celebrate this powerful image as well as the demise of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

    However, what I can’t understand is the across the board adoration gays have for Bill Clinton?

    It wasn’t a Republican president who ushered in “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the “Defense of Marriage Act.” It was phony-Dem, William Jefferson Clinton. Gays should, in my opinion, hate Clinton but they still embrace him.

  5. Unconditional1 says:

    !

  6. Randy Arroyo says:

    Great image. Thanks for honoring the gays and lesbians who serve(d) this country and until DADT was repealed, their contributions were marginalized.

  7. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    The Clinton apologists insist DADT was a compromise.

    I always saw it as a capitulation and surrender to the Republicans. Like Obama, Clinton was very easily intimidated by the GOP.

    He was so busy diddling interns that he never really found his mojo until his last two years in office.

  8. Joe in Colorado says:

    Clinton screwed it up and Obama cleaned it up. A powerful image, indeed!

  9. Woodcliffe says:

    Let freedom ring!

  10. Marcus Ybanez says:

    It’s interesting. Nearly a year has past since DADT was repealed.

    And guess what? National security hasn’t collapsed and the troops haven’t requested an early exit from the military. Life goes on.

  11. Randy Arroyo says:

    What Woodcliffe said. Let freedom ring! The U.S. joins the civilized world.

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