Issue Executive Order prohibiting LGBT discrimination in the military

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Julia Whitaker
9 years ago
I just don't see how love can be wrong. Whether it is straight or gay.

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Brieanna Boisclair
9 years ago
Because their job is hard enough without being discriminated against on top of everything else. Besides, if someone has your back when it really counts, what difference does the gender of the person waiting for them back home make?

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calenna carver
9 years ago
because i am gay and i want to join the military you shouldnt descriminate against sexual orientation

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Daniel Toven
9 years ago
I want to ensure that all of my LGBT Soldiers are adequately protected by law/executive order.

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Bianca Sheely
9 years ago
I feel it is wrong and unjust to deny anyone their right as an American solely based on their sexual orientation. It's just un-American!

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Kenneth Higa
9 years ago
I'm signing because my partner is in the military. I've seen first hand how hard it is to live without the same rights as others. My fiance still feels he can't let anyone know who he is because he doesn't want to be discriminated against. I just want him to be able to feel safe.

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Diana Beck
9 years ago
I am signing this petition because I think it is important for people of all types of sexuality to have equal rights, respect, and protection from discrimination. The military is comprised of men and women that choose to serve and protect our country, therefore, they deserve the same type of support and protection provided by the citizens in our society. That means that people need to be accepting and open to others that identify with a different sexual orientation and create an equal working environment.
I commend President Obama for taking action and repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. This is the first step towards a movement for accepting sexual diversity among the members of the military. If the military fully embraces this policy, they will serve as a strong example for our society to look up to. There are many false stereotypes and discriminatory beliefs in our society about the GLBTQQI community and the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is just the start of rectifying those beliefs.
Further change in our military and society is vital to reach equality and acceptance for people of different types of sexual orientation and gender identity. It is important for the government to take action to reform these issues, but it is also important for our society to advocate for equal rights and opportunities. Not one group can do it alone, it needs to be a joint effort.

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Nicole Connolly
9 years ago
Because my fiance of eight years is a 1st Lt in the USMC, currently serving in Afghanistan. We can't receive beniefts or housing and many other rights our heterosexual counterparts have the rights to. Repeal DOMA. It's the only way we will be recognized. As New Yorkers, it's unfair that once we are on base in Camp Lejeune we are no longer 'married', but in Brooklyn we are? What is that?!

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Tamara Lusardi
9 years ago
I am an Army Vetran 1986 to 1992, Army national Guard Vetran 1993 to 1999, a Military Brat 1965 to 1986. I have served honorably discharged from both and am currently an Army Civil Servie. Decorated with 2 Army Commendation Medalds, which were down graded from MSM requests. I was diagnosed intersexed
(Trangender) in 1999 as a result of a physicalk. I served with no issues and as a resultl of the loss of my dependent records by the ser

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Alexzandra Mobayyeni
9 years ago
I'm 16 years old and have always felt that ANY kind of discrimination is wrong. Should I be discriminated for being half Iranian? I can't help that. If someone is willing to go out to risk they're life and fight for aaaaaall the homophobes in America, then why are we going to give them hell about being gay? What gives YOU the right?? If you are just so prejudiced on the issue, then maybe you shouldn't pay any attention to it. There's no reason to be ungrateful for what they do for you, straight or not. I would PROUDLY welcome home a gay soldier any day!