Pentagon to Troops: The Gays are Coming!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pentagon leaders will roll out a plan Friday to train the military services have about three months to face the new reality: the gays are coming!

The plan, they said, will outline the personnel, recruiting and other regulations that must be changed. It will describe three levels of training for the troops, their commanders and the key administrators, recruiters and other leaders who will have to help implement the changes.

Under that training schedule, full implementation of the law could begin later this summer. Once the training is complete, the president and his top military advisers must certify that lifting the ban won’t hurt troops’ ability to fight. Sixty days after certification, the law would take effect.

The Pentagon’s viciously homophobic, 17-year-old “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy came to an end after the lame duck session of Congress voted to repealed banning gay and lesbian Americans from serving openly in the military.

Recent reports said enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” cost the American taxpayer at least $200 million and resulted in the discharge of more than 14,000 gay and lesbian servicemembers.

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11 Responses to Pentagon to Troops: The Gays are Coming!

  1. Brigadoon says:

    Not a moment too soon. I mean, seriously, this is the post-Will and Grace generation and 70% of men and women in the four branches of the service said they weren’t the least bit bothered by the repeal. This is the one thing Obama has gotten right in his first two years as president.

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  3. Rachel says:

    I think the Pentagon is making more of this than the troops. Brig, I love your description. The “post-Will and Grace generation.” Describes it well and people who opposed repealing the ban like John McCain and that witch, Elaine Donnelly, will just have to deal.

  4. Harry says:

    “The gays are coming!” Of course, the gays have been there all along.

  5. Pechanga says:

    My prediction? Five years from now, we will look back at 2011 and ask, “what’s the big deal?”

    In other words, gay folks will bring their unique and special skills to their time in the military. From flying airplane, to linguistics, to commanding a submarine.

  6. Vivzzz says:

    From what I’ve seen, the only people worried about “teh gays” in the service are the vehement homophobes. They’re like the racists and the anti-Semites who are motivated by hatred. The world will be a much better place when they breath their last breathe and die off.

  7. Jolly Roger says:

    That we’re even debating this now reflects how thoroughly radical Jesusistanis have infested the Armed Forces.

  8. DMason says:

    I love a man in a uniform. Yeah! 🙂

  9. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Obama played very little role in the repeal of DADT.

    The hard lifting was done by Kirsten Gillibrand, Joe Lieberman, and Harry Reid. All Obama did was sign the damned thing during the lame duck.

  10. Tim Waters says:

    On the World clock of where we should be in life, we live in Mayberry. Maybe 50 years behind the world. And we make fun of Afghanistan…

  11. libhomo says:

    They want to drag it out at least three more months? Obama just can’t stand the idea of fairness to queers.

    I’m still wondering how Obama can be so evil as to try to steal money from Dan Choi who was kicked out of the military.

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