We may be a few months out from the new year, but it’s safe to say that the demise of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will be marked as a highlight of 2011. The end of that discriminatory statute and its demeaning implications to the men and women who serve our country is something to be celebrated. But even though DADT is gone, the legacy of unfair treatment of gay and lesbian veterans continues.
One of those legacies is the Defense Department‘s separation pay policy for discharged service members. If you serve six years in the military and are then discharged involuntarily, Congress says you’re entitled to separation pay to help ease your transition to civilian life. But the DOD has an internal policy — not required by any statute — of cutting that separation pay in half if you’re discharged, even honorably, for “homosexuality.”
The judge reasoning behind it is, ” if Protect Marriage could get around the Public Records Act ‘by simply providing a few isolated incidents of profane or indecent statements, gestures, or other examples of uncomfortable conversations … disclosure would become the exception instead of the rule.”
Of course, the people who signed this petition are scared of hostility that would be made towards then so they are trying to appeal this rule.
If you are going to sign a petition to prohibit certain people from doing what makes them happy to make your self feel more secure then you should be able to accept the whatever hostility that may come towards you. Why sign the petition if you can’t admit openly that you signed it? Cowardly-much?
What do you feel about abortion? At my school today there was a huge expo about abortion on the pedway. Personally, I think abortion is definitely relative. If you are a ho and want to get an abortion then of course I would think it is completely wrong to have a abortion, take responsibility. But if you were raped…. that is a different story…
If you live within 30 miles from the INLAND EMPIRE, CA and you would like to be involved in my video series please contact me!! Just go to my contact page and tell me that you are interested. As of right now, I don’t have a set theme. Please, if you are feeling generous, help me come up with one. What is it that you want to see??
Basically the post is about how TWO got a petition written up and signed (1,000 signatures) “calling on Kosher.com to discontinue their affiliation with JONAH.”
Quick definitions: JONAH is a known “anti-gay jewish organization; Kocher.com is an online grocery store.
The link at the top leads to the article.
Some of us are hitting our “enemies” back with the same treatment and opposition as we, the LGBT Community and even African-Americans, Native Americans and so on, had once received. To be in a huge world, where everyone is different, co-existence must be the #1 pushed idea and concept, as opposed to intolerance. Or else, I fear that history is definitely going to repeat itself.
This post is not a plea to change TWO’s actions and methods.
For all you college students out there, summer is the season of fun!! XD What do you have planned? What are you looking forward to? What is your #1 goal on your list of awesome things to do this summer and why??
What is the benefit of asking these questions you ask?? 1) to start planning for summer, duh! XD. 2) I will feature your answers on my new page “Summer Fun”! Every two weeks there will be a new winner. So don’t give up :). So happy thinking and start sending those answers!
The Washington Post/ABC news took a poll asking “Do you think it should be legal or illegal for gay and lesbian couples to get married?” Surely enough, the number of people who replied that gay marriage should be legal increased by 17 percent making it now 53%!
According to 365Gaynews.com the “results indicate increased support from men, college-educated whites, political independents and participates who are not religious-affiliated.”
The poll was randomly conducted by phone from March 10 to 13 and sampled 1,005 adults.