Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More on DADT

Well here we are at my third day of DADT postings. (Hopefully something good will come soon so you want have to hear the same subject from me day after day).

If you are just reading here for the first time, Don't ask, don't tell is the common term for the policy about homosexuality in the U.S. military mandated by federal law Pub.L. 103-160 (10 U.S.C. § 654). Unless one of the exceptions from 10 U.S.C. § 654(b) applies, the policy prohibits anyone who "demonstrate(s) a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts" from serving in the armed forces of the United States, because it "would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability."

Lieutenant Colonel Victor Fehrenbach is an F-15E aviator with nine air medals - and the next service member to be fired under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Last night, Fehrenbach appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show to share his discharge story, just like Lt. Choi did. Fehrenbach originally put off appealing his discharge in the hopes President Obama and Congress would overturn DADT. But because Congress and the Administration have not acted with any urgency, he is now challenging his discharge, fighting to serve his country and keep his retirement. It’s time for all of us to act! Tell the President what you think!

My posts started here because of Lt. Dan Choi. They will continue here until there is justice, not all for Dan but for all in the military. Mr. President: Don't Fire Lt. Choi!

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