Posts Tagged ‘Military’

The Right to Die, Not Marry

October 12, 2009

Obama Vows to Support Gays in the Military

US President says he will end discriminatory policy of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’


Now  openly gay people can also die in illegal, senseless wars.

Recall the Obama administration’s earlier stance on the Defense of Marriage Act: “Obama Angers Gays with Marriage Law Defense“. But now, several months later, with General McChrystal calling for at least 40,000 more troops, the administration is changing its tone. How convenient. Gay rights don’t matter when it comes to marriage, but if we need some more young bodies to fight and die for the Empire, we have no problem repealing  prejudicial policies.

Make no mistake, this isn’t about gay rights; it’s about securing a steady supply of canon fodder. I hope the LGBT community has enough sense to see this as the cynical political manuvering that it is.