Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Come Out, Come Out…

This is interesting:

Gay Ex-Officers Say ‘Don’t Ask’ Doesn’t Work

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 — Three retired military officers, two generals and an admiral who have been among the most senior uniformed officers to criticize the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for homosexuals in the military, disclosed on Tuesday that they are gay.

The three, Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr and Brig. Gen. Virgil A. Richard, both of the Army, and Rear Adm. Alan M. Steinman of the Coast Guard, said the policy had been ineffective and undermined the military’s core values: truth, honor, dignity, respect and integrity.

They said they had been forced to lie to their friends, family and colleagues to serve their country. In doing so, they said, they had to evade and deceive others about a natural part of their identity.

The officers said that they were the first generals and admiral to come out publicly and that they hoped that others would follow.

Read the rest of the article here.

We’re way beyond toaster ovens here, folks; we’re heading into wide-screen TV territory. And the sooner this country gets over this infantile obsession with sexual identity, the better off we will be.