Relevant to this case, when you sign up to become a service member of the U.S military, you forfeit many of your "rights". That is part of the foundation of the U.S. military which is part of the "success" of the U.S. Military. Cherry picking certain "rights" due to current popularity only breaks that foundation.
If you want to reorganize the military and it's rules, fine, but do so by looking at the whole "big" picture. Changing some rules, while not addressing other affected and/or related/similar policies breaks down the core of the military. This goes beyond "sexuality". For example, allowing people of certain religions to not shave, while forcing others to shave and not recognizing other religions that may have similar shaving rules.
For the most part, I don't support discrimination of sexuality when hiring job positions, but the military isn't a typical job. Other jobs do not force you to live, sleep and shower with someone. No matter how much people want to deny it, it's the same exact reason why men and women don't share close quarters.
People don't understand how the military operates and then make false comparisons to discrimination of skin color and ***. As discussed numerous times in the past, simply discriminating isn't the problem, it's the wrongful discrimination without justification. That's why the military STILL discriminates against women and not discriminate by regulation on skin color.
I'm personally not affected by this ruling, but it's just another negative chip at the military which will eventually be part of a bigger chip until people start focusing on the "big picture".
This is the only statement of position that I could find from you in this thread, but you're really not saying anything specific. you say it's a negative chip, but provide no specific reason as to why. You make some general statements about the military being so different, and allude to big picture rules, but don't clarify what you mean. I know you've probably stated a bunch of stuff in a bunch of other threads, but frankly if you want to say something in this thread then say it in this thread.
As a general comment, you seem to be flipping back and forth on the shower issue. In one post you state that you're forced to shower together, and in the next statement you state that it's all curtained off and so is a non issue.
I could interpret
your comments but I don't really want to deal with you crying about how I've misunderstood you for three pages, so I'm not going to. Edited, Sep 26th 2011 11:29am by Xsarus