by Patrick Appel

Kevin Nix over at New Majority doesn't understand why Republicans are set on repelling one of the more conservatives parts of the gay community:

Like any community, the gay community includes people of more and less conservative values and opinions.  Gays serving this country are among some of the more conservative members of the gay community. Yet these are precisely the people targeted by current policy.  Military service does not lend itself to leading flamboyant lives under those buzz cuts. They are threatened with expulsion if they answer, “I went to a movie with my partner” when asked what they did over the weekend.

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