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Rod Powers

Gay troops OKd to march at parade in uniform

By July 22, 2012

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About 200 active-duty troops participated in last year's San Diego gay pride parade, but they wore T-shirts with their branch's name, not military dress, according to an Army Times story.

This year for the first time ever, U.S. service members will be able to march in a gay pride event decked out in uniform.

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July 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm
(1) HANK HILL says:

HEY GAYS SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT! LOBBY FOR A GAY ONLY BRANCH AND JOIN THE FIGHT! YEA TO BE GAY COULD BE YOUR BATTEL CRY. SHOW US HOW GAYS FIGHT! HORAY FOR GAY! FIGHT OR GO TO A PLAY! JUST STAY OUT OF NORMLE PEOPLES WAY! STAND UP FOR GAY! LETS HAVE AN ALL GAY ARMY JUST FOR YOU! AND A GAY AIR FORCE TO THAT WOULD BE FUN DONT YOU THINK FLY HIGH IN PINK!

July 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm
(2) marcia varney says:

If you want to degrade yourself do not do it in the Uniform of the united states. Shame on the military for condoning this behavior.
Children do not need to see this in a parade or your immoral values presented as an alternate lifestyle.
Imorality is imorality no matter how it is presented.

July 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm
(3) marcia varney says:

Same on the military for allowing immoral behavior to be put on parade.

July 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm
(4) Ernie Jackson says:

Essentially by wearing the uniform they are making a political statement.
America is so divided by having different factions making their moral or illmoral statements. I’m am American an I’m proud of that, but I’m confised as to when I can march in a parade? During Vietnam we
couldn’t march in the States we had to go to Canada to march down
the streets, with Canadians waving American Flags saying God Bless
America. Being a white Hetrosexual were do I belong?O ur Nation is so divided with many different days for this ethenic group or this group,
but not reconginizing that we are AMERICANS.

July 31, 2012 at 10:02 am
(5) Tom Kubiak, Colonel, USAF (Ret) says:

Panetta should be canned.

August 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm
(6) Dan says:

I do not understand why the Military is making this stand and what they are trying to say. Just this last year we had a Military member severly reprimanded because he made a political statement for a political candidate while in uniform. We can’t even attend a political function while in uniform unless we are performing a color guard function, but the military will allow gays in the military to march, in uniform in a very public setting. How did we get to this point, this is crazy.

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