Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Annotation Bibiliography #3

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and Don't Leave!"
printed in the South Florida Sun (newspaper) on March 27, 2007, author Clarence Page.

The author of this article quotes the Pentagon Marine General Peter Pace, and his discriminatory words about gay people serving in the military. He was quoted to have regretted stating his personal opinion, but he never fully apologized. The article makes it clear that the General's words, ironically, may have done the most to have the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy repealed in the near future, if at all. In this article, the author also explains through quotes from spokesman Steven Ralls among others, that this anti-gay policy has run its course, saying that 9-11 has changed the attitude in the military about openly declared gays, perhaps creating more tolerance for them, as a lot of them (who were kicked out in earlier years when the policy had just been introduced) were already phoning in, asking whether it were possible for them to re-enlist and be a part of the response to the attacks of 9-11.

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