Gay, lesbian troops can serve openly — for now / Pentagon suspends discharges during conflict Gay, lesbian troops can serve openly — for now

Pentagon suspends discharges during conflict

The network said, however, that those who choose to disclose they are gay might face discharge after the conflict is ended, as happened to gay troops after the Gulf War.

“The stop-loss order is an explicit acknowledgment by the Pentagon that gays and lesbians can serve their country, no question about that,” Steve Ralls, spokesman for the network, said yesterday. “It also sends the unfortunate message that while there are (gay men and lesbians) who put themselves in harm’s way, who risked their lives for the country, they can expect to be fired from their job” once the conflict is over.

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Isn’t that SPECIAL. Gay people are good enough to die for their country during a time of crisis, but can expect discharge immediately after the conflict is over? What sort of nonsense is that? Only in Amerika.

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