Break the ban

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ closer to repeal

At the end of May, the House of Representatives voted for an amendment to the U.S. Defense Department funding bill that would allow the DoD to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law banning openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces. (Our congressman, Wally Herger, voted against the amendment.) The law, passed in 1993, has been responsible for more than 13,000 troops being discharged. A recent CNN poll asked Americans whether people who are openly gay or homosexual should or should not be allowed to serve in the military. The answers are as follows:

Should 78%

Should not 20%

No opinion 2%