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Repeal creates ‘third gender’

Published: December 20, 2010

The repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is a huge mistake that will distract our combat units. Many arguments conclude that numerous foreign governments have effectively integrated homosexuals into the military. The fallacy to the argument is: What nation, foreign entity, regime, power or coalition has the military capabilities of the United States? There is no nation in the world that has the overall discipline and tact of the U.S.

The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” will lessen the effectiveness of our uniformed forces. It is a distraction to our forces that could potentially cost the lives of military personnel. I am fervently against the integration of homosexuals in our military. The policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” was a just policy that ensured the equal treatment of those serving. We as a nation have compromised the moral and ethical fundamentals that our nation is founded on.

As a U.S. Marine and having served in Afghanistan, I realize the consequences of this decision. This decision will affect our troops negatively. The vote will create a third gender for the military. Our military invests in separate living quarters, restrooms and provisions that are gender-based. The majority of combat troops will not be able to adapt to a homosexual comrade living, showering and cohabitating among them. For example, infantry units do not allow females on “the front lines” because of the evident circumstances.

By creating a third gender among military personnel, homosexuals will endanger their lives and those around them. The logic fallacy of the progressive agenda will snowball itself until our nation is morally corrupt, ethically exhausted, and physically broke.

Cpl. Joel Lawton

Carnesville, Ga.

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