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Queer Anthem of the Week: 13 November 2011

Starting this week, I’ll be posting a Queer Anthem of the Week. This week, we’ll keep it tame and well known. My goal is to, eventually, move onto songs that might be as well known as queer anthems and perhaps require a little bit more imagination. Anyway, here’s this week’s anthem:

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Closer to the End Than We Thought?

I’ve been following the slow process to the repealing of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy closely on my other blogs, which are now retired. This is a continuation of the aforementioned coverage.

Last Tueday, the conservative gay political group, the Log Cabin Republicans, asked the Obama administration to immediately repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy even though the Pentagon can reach a final verdict on how to implement the repealing of the law, originally passed in 1993 under the Clinton Administration.

Under the terms of the (hopefully) soon to be repealed law, gays and lesbians were told to keep their sexual orientation to themselves, in an effort to make everyone feel comfortable. Repealing this law would, finally, allow gays (like myself) and lesbians to serve openly in the army.

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