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The Dutch government condemned the comments by Gen. John Sheehan, a former Nato commander and senior marine officer, as outrageous. Gen. Sheehan made the remarks at a Senate hearing where he argued against plans by President Barack Obama to end a ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the US military. – Telegraph UK
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Frank Jump, left, kisses his partner Vincenzo Aiosa as they hold their marriage license at city hall in Toronto, Friday Feb. 13, 2004. Jump and Aiosa were one of seven couples from the United States who came to Toronto to get marriage licenses. (AP Photo/CP, Adrian Wyld)
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Thirty years ago, homos had a heart on for promiscuity and the right wing vilified us. Today homos have a heart on for monogamy and marriage and the right wing vilifies us. Let’s face it. They don’t like us. We’re here, we’re queer – get on with it!
Rotten to the core © Vincenzo Aiosa
I think it is really Rotten that we are still not allowed to get married in New York State- thanks to a bunch of Republican Assholes in Albany. Also adding to the list of assholes are the Democrats who voted against the bill included Sens. Joseph Addabbo, Shirley Huntley, George Onorato and Hiram Monserrate of Queens, Carl Kruger of Brooklyn, Ruben Diaz Sr. of the Bronx, Darrel Aubertine of the North Country, and William Stachowski of the Buffalo area. – Vincenzo Aiosa – Rantourage
Frank Jump and Vincenzo Aiosa got married on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2004 in Toronto, Canada.
Thank you Equal Marriage Canada, The Great City and People of Toronto, The Honorable Justice Harvey Brownstone and his partner Marty, and Brendan Fay and Jesús Lebrón!
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Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach Discharged For Being Gay – Rachel Maddow Show
Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach has served 18 years in the Air Force. He is the recipient of at least 30 awards and decorations, including nine air medals, one of them for heroism, as well as campaign medals for Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. He is now a flight instructor in Idaho.
The Air Force is about to discharge him because he is gay. What insanity.
Sen. Barry Goldwater had this to say years ago:
“After more than 50 years in the military and politics, I am still amazed to see how upset people can get over nothing. Lifting the ban on gays in the military isn’t exactly nothing, but it’s pretty damned close.
“Everyone know that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar. They’ll be serving long after we’re all dead and buried. That should not surprise anyone.”
Too bad some of the people in Washington don’t have the sense Sen. Goldwater did.
ROBERT KISKEN, Glenrock
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Dismay Over Obama’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Turnabout
By Mark Thompson / Washington – Tuesday, Jun. 09, 2009
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Members of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) demonstrate against the Defense Department’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in front of a recruitment center in Times Square, New York City – TIME.COM
President Obama will end the 15-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that has prevented homosexual and bisexual men and women from serving openly within the U.S. military, a spokesman for the president-elect said. – SF Chronicle
Let’s just hope Obama doesn’t screw this up as bad as Clinton.