By GENE JOHNSON | AP
updated 9/24/2010 7:48:25 PM ET
TACOMA, Wash. — "A federal judge ruled Friday that a decorated flight nurse discharged from the Air Force for being gay should be given her job back as soon as possible in the latest legal setback to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy."
Could this be the beginning of the end for DADT? I'm not sure if this ruling is a good thing or a bad thing, to be honest. As one can see in this blog, I am a strong supporter of Gay Rights. However, I have also spent the majority of my life living and working with the Military. Right or wrong, this issue cannot be forced on the services. Should gays be aloud to serve openly? Yes, there's no rational reason for them not to. But that is the whole sticking point. The real problem is based on irrational reasons. And you can't make someone be rational.
Common sense says that being gay should be no more significant than being tall or short. But, until everyone in the country is educated enough to understand this, there will be negative reactions to the idea. And that is just going to make things worse.