Udall joins effort to end military’s gay ban

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s senior senator is joining an effort to repeal the military’s ban on openly gay service members.

Sen. Mark Udall planned to join other Democrats today in proposing a repeal of a 1993 law banning gay servicemen and women.

Top Pentagon officials and the White House have called for an end to the ban. A proposal to change the policy is pending in the U.S. House, and Udall is co-sponsoring a similar bill in the Senate.

In a statement, Udall called the ban on gay service members “outdated.”

5 Responses to Udall joins effort to end military’s gay ban

  1. How many years has Udall served in the US Military ranks, and at what rank, and through what wars?

    Dave Hughes
    March 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm

  2. Sodomy is a punishable offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. If caught you will be given a dishonorable dischage and serve prison time. If you are male under the law change, you might be able to say you are gay but you still won’t be able to have sex.

    Doug A
    March 3, 2010 at 4:36 pm

  3. So how many barracks will have to be built for the men, women, gay men and lesbian women?
    What will this do the morale of the other 99% of the troops?
    Nothing outdated about this ban. The homosexual community is the most over represented minority at 1-3% of the population around.
    While other countries have allowed this pernicious community to over ride their better judgement, the US military remains the best in the world.
    This would be no diffrent than telling the straight women that they have to shower and share bathrooms and rooms with the straight men.
    It is one thing to ‘tolerate’ this behavior in the privacy of people’s homes, another to force it in the privacy of one’s toilet and bedrooms.

    jocko
    March 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm

  4. Dave- He’s served as many as Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & Wolfowitz did. What ever is your point? His family, however, never supported the Nazi’s unlike Bush’s.

    john
    March 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm

  5. From what I see of his biography, it appears he has not served in the military.

    tykle
    March 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm