|Can you spot the gay soldier?|
As most of you know, President Obama campaigned on and mentioned in his State of the Union address that one of his main objectives in the coming year was to work toward repealing a policy implemented by President Clinton, which in itself was a compromise with the Republicans at the time. Don't Ask, Don't Tell is a military policy that prohibits homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Thousands of service members are discharged from the military every year due to their homosexuality being discovered, either by accident or self-admission. While this policy doesn't prevent them from serving, it does impede upon their human rights -- the ability to be who they are.
The battle to repeal this policy came to a boiling point recently, with the U.S. Senate halting it's repeal due to several amendments, both by Democrats and Republicans, being attached to the bill. This is just another case of political positioning and party politics, especially with the mid-term elections so near. The parties needed to excite their base. But has it worked? Is it really in good conscience to play politics with an issue which involves the rights of thousands of gays and lesbians currently serving honorably within the U.S. military?
Take a good hard look at the picture posted above and you be the judge.
Can you spot the gay soldier?