Source: Poll finds most troops OK with repeal of 'don't ask'
November 30th, 2010
07:45 AM ET

Source: Poll finds most troops OK with repeal of 'don't ask'

A majority of U.S. service members surveyed do not care if the law banning openly gay and lesbian troops from serving is repealed, according to a source knowledgeable with the results of the Pentagon study.

Members of Congress are to get an advance look at the study Tuesday.

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  1. Daniel

    Here's one gay who's waiting anxiously... please hurry with this issue. I would love nothing more than to serve my country; I hate retail and want meaning in my life. Of course, my student loans would also appreciate your speedy removal of the DADT 🙂

    November 30, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rocketship

    When you look in the mirror you are looking at god so judge yourself fruitcake.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Corwin

    No it's more basic than that. What they want is to be able to serve in the military without having to lie on a daily basis about who they are. And I'll bet you a dollar that the survey reveals that the soldiers don't really give a damn who the guys they serve with sleep with once they are back state side as long as they are there when the shot hits the fan. This is an issue for the republicans back home to try and regain thier standing with the religious right who abandoned them during the last two election cycles after they realized the promise they made about creating the theocracy in the US was empty unless the church gathered more money than the military industrial complex...the republicans real god.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • auguron

      Nah, they really don't care about the military anymore either. Poor equipment, slashed veteran benefits. It's plainly obvious they only care about their boys in office.

      November 30, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. tomcat

    and God or his Son would approve of such hatred? i thought sins would be forgiven. if that is not the case everyone here will be dancing with the devil.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rocketship

    An obviously inflammatory statement. Everyone knows Navy is home of the gays as evidenced by the song YMCA.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ralph

    Has anyone taken into consideration what will happen to boot camp?

    November 30, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • John


      November 30, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      What will happen to boot camp? Will it become "flip-flop" camp?

      November 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Knight

    Let the packing of fudge begin!

    November 30, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Handsomeandhairy

      Straight people pack fudge too! You are incredably ignorant!

      November 30, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. bama

    Here we go again. The men and women in the military really are the ones that can comment on this. If your not in the military then I don't think it's any of our business. To me this entire issue is just plain silly.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Handsomeandhairy

      I pay for the military therefore I can comment. Repealing DODT is the correct and fair thing to do. I support it 100%!

      November 30, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. diego

    Its sad to me to see that people (@wf)have to bring god in to this ? First of all don't jude, who are you to jude ? god is the god of love there is not a drop of hate in him, why can't we all be equal ? We all deserve the same rights ! There fighting for our freedom !! Isn't that enough !?

    November 30, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. What's that?

    Most people polled also refuse to accept Obama Care and want it appealed. If we're going to say attention to what the majority wants are we going to listen to them on that as well?

    November 30, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. I'm Da King

    This is a LIE !!!! The Majority of the Military are against repealing DADT !!!

    November 30, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • auguron

      Hate to break it to you, but they really are for the repeal. Guess you'll just have to adapt.

      November 30, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Clows

      The only lie is the one your telling yourself, people don't have time for oppression. So they don't really care. It's time to repeal.

      November 30, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. fliks

    This is the second step in making sure that Gay marriage will be legal under federal law.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. jimboe

    wait, what about the rights of the ten retarded white trash rednecks? who's got their back?

    this is a disaster.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. jerry stockman

    And yet, this fool, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said on " Hardbal' l last night that the majority of the active military were against it. they are in lala land and say whatever they want.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. toledoboy2008

    Just another atempt at eroding away morality! I'm not ok with it.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Ralph

      I agree. And I served for over 6 years

      November 30, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
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