Tuesday, June 16, 2009

WTF - Don't Ask - Don't Tell and the US Constitution

I'm trying to understand this 'Don't Ask - Don't Tell' thing. As we all know, often the best way to explain a concept is to provide a good example or two:

So, let's substitute 'Jewish' (like me) or 'Christian' (like many of you) for 'gay'. If you just are Jewish/Christian, but you don't say you're Jewish/Christian, you can serve in the military to your heart's content. Of course, if you actually practice your religion (i.e., attend religious services, go to a Seder, sing in church, attend Midnight Mass, show up at a revival tent, light Chanukah candles...), then you're OUT of the military on your (Jewish/Christian) ass.

How can this policy possibly be OK for gay? Much less legal under the equal protection clause of our Constitution that guarantees equal protection of the laws for all????


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