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Repealing DADT, the Halloween Costume Factor

In countries like Britain, Canada, Malta, and Israel, openly gay members of the armed forces can take part in public events wearing their well-tailored uniforms without facing prosecution or discharge. But in America, if you want to take part in a gay pride parade in full dress, explains Newsweek, you need to grab your outfit from a costume shop. Totally unfair to gay soldiers who want to march down Santa Monica Boulevard in the annual Halloween parade dressed as themselves, and not a slutty version of themselves.

By:          JD
On:           Jun 7, 2010
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    • A.G.

      I’m happy for members of the military in Britain, Canada, Malta, and Israel that they have “well-tailored” uniforms. The literally off-the-rack, polyester hanging in the uniform shops of our military’s base and post exchanges is anything but “well-tailored.”

      Jun 7, 2010 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted B.

      The irony…the troops are in better shape than ever, and their uniforms are recycled potato-sacks. In the days when my father and grandfathers were commissioned-officers in the US Army they had tailor-made uniforms, and received a clothing-allowance for that very purpose.

      Unfortunately nowadays the uniforms worn look like they came from the racks of the local Sears Outlet. Martial sartorial-smartness has been on a downward-arc since the post-WW2 “bus-driver’s” uniform was adopted for the Army and Air Forces. And what idiot decreed that “battle dress” and camies were to be dry-clean-only? That’s only been reversed a few years ago with the new camies worn here and in the Gulf.

      In the old-days, units had some flexibility for their field uniforms and dress uniforms. And Generals and Admirals could just invent something within broad guidelines. Just dig-out a WW2 history book and look at some of Blood-n-Gut’s more outlandish get-ups. Or any picture of a command group of senior general officers, they’re all a little differently-garbed.

      Jun 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alfonzo

      Yeah, that’s kinda sad, especially when you consider all these queens who slap in camouflage and call it “military.” The real military personnel should be able to distinguish themselves.

      Jun 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      so unfair…there no need to debate this..gay soldiers rock!!

      Jun 7, 2010 at 7:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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