It’s not that gay people in the military want to serve their county any more than straight folks. It’s that they want to serve just as badly. Whatever it is that drives a person to make so many personal sacrifices to defend our nation, one thing is certain: It can hook us as much as anyone else. Which explains why U.S. Army First Lieutenant Dan Choi — despite being kicked out of the military for being gay, and despite his own commander-in-chief turning his back on him — says, “All I know is that when they do get their act together and get this all corrected, I’ll be in line at the recruiting station. I’ll be right there.” It also explains why Second Lt. Sandy Tsao, who’s also being kicked out even after receiving a personal letter from Obama, remains committed to serving.
Though she’s going to take a breather from media attention, Tsao says, “I have strong feelings to contribute to society by being a part of a profession that will welcome my services without hindering my ability to love someone openly.”
She’ll be officially discharged on Tuesday.
Could it be that our nation values gays so much that we don’t want to put them in harms way?
Imagine our first African American president flanked by two Chinese American lieutenants (one male & one female) as he announces he has signed an order stopping the removal of gay people from the services for the sake of the nation.
Do you think this picture provides incentive … or makes Obama’s crew shudder?
not trying to be a bitch
but i think dan choi is korean, cuz choi is a korean last name
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