“Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal” Stoddard’s “Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal” discusses the lack of freedom, fairness, and equality for same sex couples. The topic of gay marriage has been up in the air for years. Society has shied away from the subject maybe hoping it would just disappear but that won’t be happening any time soon. The government has tried different tactics to keep homosexual couples from marrying. If we were to go back and think about the founding of America you would see many instances of one person or group thinking they knew the exact way to live and morals to follow.
Introduction The United States Military adopted the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," policy in 1993, this policy states personnel may be discharged for homosexual conduct but not simply for being gay. Therefore, military commanders do not ask military personnel about their sexual orientations or begin an investigation except upon the receipt of "credible information" of homosexual conduct. If a person acknowledges his or her homosexuality publicly, military commanders presume that he or she intends to engage in homosexual conduct. The policy was a compromise between President Bill Clinton, who sought to repeal the military's ban on gay personnel, and the opponents of that repeal in Congress and among the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Professor Charles Moskos of Northwestern University developed the policy's framework, and Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia brokered the compromise (Frank).
Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregations statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality” (219). Many people think that it is wrong to be homosexual. In the 1980’s the Department of Defense officially put a complete ban on gays in the military.
Not every state agrees that gay marriage is wrong and illegal, but if the federal government were to pass a amendment outlawing gay marriage then every state who allows gay marriage would have to declare it unconstitutional and against the law. This shows that the federal and state governments have different restrictions. The state government protects the people of the state but the federal government protects everything in this country. Once something is declared unconstitutional, it will over ride any state government policy. Some people have mixed emotions about the way the government works but overall the relationship between state and federal governments protect the everyday
The policy prohibited military personnel from discriminating against or harassing closeted homosexual or bisexual service members or applicants, while barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from military service. The restrictions were mandated by United States federal law. (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/33930.html) The policy prohibited people who "demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts" from serving in the armed forces of the United States, because their presence "would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability. (http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/02/15/Cheney_for_DADT_Repeal/) The act prohibited any homosexual or bisexual person from disclosing his or her sexual orientation or from speaking about any homosexual relationships, including marriages or other familial attributes, while serving in the United States armed forces. The act specified that service members who disclose that they are homosexual or engage in homosexual conduct should be separated (discharged) except when a service member's conduct was for the purpose of avoiding or terminating military service or when it would not be in the best interest of the armed forces.
Many well-meaning people who may not understand the issues involved are opposed to the convoluted “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy or think it needs to be reviewed. They are correct—Congress did not vote for the Clinton “sexual orientation” policy and the secretary of defense should have exercised the option to drop it long ago. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” diversions, however, should not preclude objective discussion of the consequences of repealing the 1993 Eligibility Law. (Legislative
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Helpful Or Harmful Arnetia Rhone ENG/102 November 13, 2011 Ellen Anderson A President Barack Obama stated “As of today, patriotic Americans in uniform will no longer have to lie about who they are in order to serve the country they love. “This was said after history for our country and the military was changed. The “don’t ask don’t tell “law was passed during the Clinton administration on December 21, 1993. From then on many soldiers were affected by the law and lost their careers behind as a result of it. Many say allowing homosexuals to serve in the military is a mistake, but finally after 18 “don’t ask don’t tell” is band enabling homosexuals to serve openly.
I think I both agree and disagree with how they portrayed certain issues in this movie. The conclusion of the movie ended with gays getting some rights, but on the other hand how homosexuals were treated throughout the movie was horrible and I definitely don’t agree due to my view and opinion on this issue. I am well aware that homophobia is a serious issue in todays society and you hear lot more about it today then what you would have ten years ago, and being gay is found a lot more common. I believe myself to have a strong understanding on the diversity in sexuality and more importantly discrimination. I have family members that are attracted to the same sex and I personally don’t think of them to be any different.
| Gays in the Military | Argument Essay | | | | English 101 20212 | The discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on gay and lesbian service members is officially a part of history. For 17 years, the law prohibited qualified gay and lesbian Americans from serving in the armed forces and sent a message that discrimination was acceptable. I believe there are many misconceptions that gays undermine military readiness, retention or compromise the quality of life of other military members. The beginning of a new chapter for the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell now has the opportunity to re-enlist Gay and lesbian Americans eager to serve their country, but
However, there was a solution to the problem and a few people figured this out. A few caring Marines worked alongside this Marine and took extra care to teach him better English. This is a was a wonderful solution to the problem, and should be used in any other cases like this. Another diversity issue I noticed was with the issue of the "don't ask don't tell" regarding gays in the military. The issue was that if you are gay, don't tell anyone about it or you will be kicked out.