Why Shouldn't Gays Be Allowed to Serve??

I just signed the petition: "Repeal the Discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy". If this sounds like something you agree with, give us a hand (or at least a signature.)

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/787474406

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is the only federal law that mandates firing an American because of his or her sexual orientation.

The Pentagon has spent at least 360 million tax-payer dollars discharging 11,000 service members under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" since 1993. [1] Paying millions of dollars to discharge people who volunteer to serve our country is ridiculous, especially in a time of war.

But the absurdity of this outdated policy does not stop there. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has forced the Pentagon to discharge nearly 800 personnel in specialties experiencing critical shortages, including linguists and military intelligence analysts.

The Military Readiness Enhancement Act, HR 1246, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation would repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and replace it with a law allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans to serve openly.

Over 110 co-sponsors currently support the act - but more support is needed! Sign this petition encouraging your U.S. Representatives to co-sponsor the Military Readiness Enhancement Act.

[1] According to the 2006 Blue Ribbon Commission report.

Thanks!

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