The ever present issue of where do gays and lesbians fit into the military structure is once again being discussed in government. The White House said President Obama is consulting with his military advisers on how best to lift the ban on gays serving openly in the military forces of the nation. During the last election, Obama promised, if elected, that he would address this issue and make certain the gay ban was lifted. He supports ending the current, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy which has created ongoing problems about if gays should or should not be allowed in the armed forces.
Rep. Ellen Tauscher of California, has introduced legislation that would end the ban on gays in service and it already has 148 co-sponsors. The American people are not interested in getting into complicated discussions about whether gays should or should not be in the military. The majority is ready to end the ban and go on with life.