The Rights of Homesexuals to Serve in the Military

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After the eighteen long years of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which limits gays from being open about their sexuality in the military services, was finally brought to its end. President Barack Obama signed the reverse of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on December 22, 2010. It was also stated that “The services will no longer separate service members under DADT (U.S. Department of Defense). Nevertheless, homosexuals should have the opportunity to serve in the military because the job had nothing to do with anyone’s sexual orientation.
The plan was first announced in 1993 as a compromise after President Bill Clinton wanted to remove the military’s ban on gays. Though, Congress had its opponents on the turn and so were some members in Joint Chiefs of Staff. In order to grasp mutual terms, Professor Charles Moskos of Northwestern University took on the job of increasing the structure of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, while Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia was the one to make the negotiations and advisement. Bill Clinton’s determinations to reduce the discharges of gays in the military did not go as planned the policy did not acquire to his necessities and demands (Belkin and Bateman 11). For example, on July 3, 1999, on a base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Private First Class Barry Winchell was confronted through Private by Calvin Glover to a fight. Glover lost the battle to Winchell. Heated and invidious of the result of the battle, Glover decided to take matters in to his own hands and decided to get his vengeance on Winchell two days after the battle by disrespecting him and saying that he had “his ass kicked by a faggot.” Far along that night, Glover decided to use a baseball bat to beat the twenty-one year old Wi...

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...s possible; meaning, that it does not matter the employee’s background, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. as long as they do the job the way it should be done; that is the only thing that counts. No individual should have to go through bias, stereotypical, discriminative behavior from anyone. Now that the rule is revoked it is a new beginning for every person to start new. Those people who still don’t wish to move on or don’t know how to, can be showed by others who are compliant to the new change. A Navy cadet named Andrew Atwill is a homosexual who is lastly free and fearless to embrace his sexual orientation in his base without; even his friends have no problem towards it and happily defend him when others make offensive comments towards him. Atwill says, “They don’t hesitate to tell that person it’s not cool to do that anymore.”(Brown).

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