So the full House of Representatives voted this week to repeal the anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that bans openly gay and lesbian individuals from military service. The Senate Armed Services Committee also voted in favor of repeal which will set up a vote by the full Senate after the Memorial Day recess. Yes, Memorial Day -- when we honor those who served in in the military.
Actually, what they endorsed with the vote was a potential repeal if the President, Chair of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense agree to do so. And then only if a Department of Defense study says it should be repealed. And then they have to wait another 60 days. And then they have to say "pretty please with a cherry on top."
Actually, I made up that last part. Cherries are always bottoms.
Repeal is not yet a "done deal" and Obama was a reluctant supporter of even this watered-down compromise. And Obama threatens to veto the Defense appropriations bill, which contains the semi-repeal amendment, because of billions of dollars in unnecessary spending for unwanted weaponry. Considering that the United States spends as much on its military as all other countries in the world combined, Obama may have a point. And, of course, most of the military spending in the rest of the world is done by our allies.
But the real threat is them gays.