Dec 27, 2010

What hath the repeal of DADT wrought?

December 21, 2010

Some would argue that the Military should not be concerned with what a warfighter does in their private lives. The Military actually had a policy that did this, it was called Don't Ask, Don't Tell, DADT, and it was repealed by the lame duck Congress last Saturday, under pressure from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered, GLBT community, who desired this policy change.

Some would also argue that gays and lesbians were given the State-sanctioned right to same-sex marriage by the Massachusetts Supreme Court because they were born that way. And because they were born that way, they should also be allowed to openly publisize their orientation while serving in the Military. Yet how so with bisexuals? If heterosexuals and homosexuals are born that way, does this mean bisexuals are born both ways? Or is bisexuality not how one was born but simply a rejection of social conventions, an expression of disdain for monogamy and fidelity in sexual relations?

But if bisexuals are not included in the repeal of DADT, and cannot openly express their bisexuality while serving in the Military, don't we risk the chance that an angry bisexual, raging against this new, bi-sexual DADT, will leak thousands of classified items in retaliation, as U.S. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning did to Julian Assange's WikiLeaks? More importantly will those who question the dogma of Progressivism that regards all sexual preferences as innate be labeled as heretics; and treated as such?



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