Skip to comments.Number of Gays Leaving Military Rises
Posted on 05/24/2006 4:29:36 PM PDT by SmithL
WASHINGTON -- The number of military members discharged under the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuals rose by 11 percent last year the first increase since 2001, officials said Wednesday.
A Pentagon spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, said 726 service members were discharged under the policy during the 2005 budget year that ended last Sept. 30. That compares with 653 discharges the year before. She released the figures after a gay rights advocacy group said it had obtained the statistics on its own.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which has represented military members who were forced out for being openly gay, says the Pentagon's policy deprives the military of qualified and experienced personnel in at a time when the Army and Marine Corps have struggled to meet their recruiting goals.
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And this is bad why?
Don't know. Who asked?
They must not like cleaning the latrine after a hot date in the latrine.
We'll never win another war!
OMG is right!
Don't know. Who asked?
Who needs 'em?
The less deviants out on the lines, the better. There is no place for them there.
The military clearly needs a bigger screen door with a much quicker spring so that it does hit them in the butt on the way out!
Well, you know how those poofters just can't shut the hell up.
They are hoping for a class action suit someday. The lawers want a cut, of course.
"so that it does hit them in the butt on the way out!"
They'd probably like it!
It is only a mater of time until this spins into "retention problems".
One possible reason for the increase could be gay soldiers wanting out.
Brokeback discharge. ;~)
So happy to be retired. I never would have imagined the military would have to defend its actions in this matter. Don't ask don't tell was a typical limp wristed response by Cigar Bill to be everyones buddy. So lets go over this one again butt buddies...if you are in the service shut the hell up and man up, or pack those A bags and head back to fairy land.
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