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Posted at 8:42 AM ET, 12/18/2010

'Don't ask, don't tell' vote nears (Video)

By Ed O'Keefe

VIDEO | (By Ben de la Cruz, Jason Aldag/The Washington Post)

Service members discharged by the military under "don't ask, don't tell" speak with The Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez about their concerns as the Senate prepares to vote on the repeal.

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 18, 2010; 8:42 AM ET
Categories:  Military, Video Report  
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At last the military has come up with a respectful way to recognize differences in sexual orientation. As a heterosexual sixty year old woman, I believe this change is long overdue. We, as a nation, surely have a need for people of many unique talents who are confidently open about who they are in all aspects of their lives. I have worked happily with gay men and women, have had my children taught by very gifted gays (who were certainly not pedophiles), and would not shy away from having a close friend who was gay if the situation ever arose. People who are secure in their own sexual orientation--whether marines or not--have nothing to fear from those who are different from them. Period.

Posted by: thoughtful8 | December 18, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

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