Saturday, February 5, 2011
A job only half done
The repeal of the law behind Don't Ask, Don't Tell means that gays will soon be able to serve in the military without the threat of discharge looming over their heads. However, Obama and the Pentagon are making it very clear that if a gay soldier comes out and then experiences harassment, or simply no longer gets promotions, there is no legal recourse available. The discrimination protection was bartered away to make sure the basic repeal passed. The job is only half done.