Don’t Ask, Don’t Surf: Pentagon Bans Gay Websites

pentagon-lgbt-banWhile “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” may have been successfully repealed over a year ago, the Pentagon has been dragging its combat boots when it comes to repealing its ban on LGBT sites.

According to AmericaBlog, the Department of Defense has an internet safe-surfing filter specifically designed to block LGBT websites — something the Pentagon was notified of as early as summer 2012.

Censorship apparently varies depending on service and geographical region, though it’s unclear why the DOD doesn’t have the same censorship policy universally.

AmericaBlog itself was previously banned under the “LGBT”  category, but was later relegated, at least by the Air Force, to “political/activist”. Conspicuously absent from that category, however, are right-wing ringworms Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, whose sites are free of restriction.

Not only is this a blatant double standard, but Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter pose a greater threat to national security than AmericaBlog, Towleroad and yours truly. So if the Pentagon is unwilling to block Rush and Ann for being “political”, maybe they could at least consider a new censorship category: “whackadoo trash.”

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