1. People, may I urge caution about this?

    I mentioned this to Doug and a couple of other friends over on Facebook: if DADT is in fact repealed, and there are no other legal provisions in place to protect gay service people, there is a chance that things will simply revert back to the way they were pre-DADT, which means court martials for gay service people. As far as I have been able to discern, it’s still against the Uniform Code of Military Justice (or UCMJ) for gay people to serve openly in the US military.

    Military justice, as veterans can tell you, is often very different from civilian justice. Military life is a whole other world than civilian life.

    Pray that some kind of provision will be made to legally protect gay service people from prosecution.

  2. 65 Senators voted for repeal, almost 2/3rds. Well done, Senate (not often enough one can say THAT!)


    Tracie, I have some concerns about the process (after Obama signs): how long it will take to implement it.

    But the UCMJ isn’t a concern. It will follow the top brass—who will follow the CinC! [Remember what happened to Gen McChrystal a few months ago, when he didn’t? Sayonara!]

  3. Sorry Tracie, I think that you are all wet on this one. The whole idea is to allow GLBT folks to serve openly, not turn back the clock to an even worse treatment. Your government may be stupid at times, but they are not complete idiots.


    Hopefully this will be an example for the Mexican military. Thanks be to God!

  4. Tracie,

    I think the intent of Congress and Mr. Obama are clear. While I have not read the legislation, I doubt the military will miss the message.