Don’t ask, don’t tell: Languages differ but coughs are the same.

Filed in Current affairs by on February 4, 2010 1 Comment

Discrimination is wrong! Discrimination against gays and lesbians in the US military is even worse. In the face of danger, a gay or lesbian service member faces the same danger as a straight service member. A bullet does not discriminate.

I have never seen a casket of a dead soldier from Iraq or Afghanistan labeled “gay” or “lesbian”. These brave young men and women have to face a lot of pressure to keep their sexual orientation secret. They fight as hard as their straight comrades to protect the freedom that the American people enjoy very much.

Gay or lesbian service members breath the same oxygen that the straight soldiers breath. The only difference is that they love people of their own gender. As the Igbo of Nigeria say, “Languages differ but coughs are the same.”

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