Don't Ask, Don't Tell

dont ask imagesAccording to Congressman. Barney Frank, a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will “likely be included as part of next year’s Department of Defense authorization bill in both chambers of Congress,”  It could go into effect Oct. 1, 2010.  Without a lot of flash and pomp, it seems that step by step the President's campaign promises are being kept.

The Mormon church supports gay-rights ordinances passed by Salt Lake City, Utah that ban discrimination against homosexuals, although the church said it continues to oppose gay marriage.  Hey, in the Deep South the first step was to oppose lynching.  Step by step.

Comments

Scott (not verified) 10 years 29 weeks ago
#1

This is a huge step for the Mormon church. I grew up in Utah.

irishdave3 (not verified) 10 years 29 weeks ago
#2

I think Thom meant Hoity-Toity when he was talking about Friedman(unit) and said "join the Hoi Poloi"

elan (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
#3

Dont get this twisted. The Mormon church is STILL VERY discriminitory! I am out here in Utah and the people, the teachings, and the overall attitude is very much against the gay community. It is sad that so many people have such a hard time allowing themselves to except others.

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