02 February 2010

Do Tell

The first headline I saw on my homepage today read like this:

Top Uniformed Officer: Gay ban should be lifted

The top uniformed officer is Admiral Mike Mullen. This is my favorite quote from the article, in case you don't have time to read it.

"No matter how I look at the issue," Mullen said, "I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens." Noting that he was speaking for himself and not for the other service chiefs, Mullen added: "For me, it comes down to integrity — theirs as individuals and ours as an institution."

I really liked it and it kind of cheered me up a little bit today. It's good to know that the military that I so dearly support is looking into returning the favor in some way.


A Gay Mormon Boy said...

"it comes down to integrity"

That is huge. These men and women should have the rights that they protect such speaking freely and acting openly.

Grant Haws said...

I know that I am a big whiner when it comes to the slow movement that has been going on with DADT, but this is a big deal. Just to have the mindset of the military leaders changing like this, where coming out is considered an honorable step, well, it made me very happy.