Saturday, December 20, 2008

Soldier's Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gays and Lesbians in the Military

Poll: 75% of Americans Support Gays in Military

Seventy-five percent of Americans believe that gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve in the US military, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The Washington Post reported that the number of Americans who support gays in the military is up from 62% in 2001 and 44% in 1993.

Eighty percent of registered Democrats support the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a policy barring gay service men and women from serving openly in the military. Enacted 15 years ago under the Clinton administration, the push for the repeal of DADT is gaining momentum. The Post reported that support from Republicans has doubled from 32% to 64 percent since DADT was enacted.

The Post-ABC poll, conducted between July 10 and July 13, also showed that more than 80% of women support gays in the military, compared with approximately 67% of men.