Same-sex military couples struggle fo...

Same-sex military couples struggle for recognition

There are 166 comments on the The Island Packet story from Jan 19, 2013, titled Same-sex military couples struggle for recognition. In it, The Island Packet reports that:

Sgt. Karen Alexander fought for her country in Iraq, but back home she often feels the U.S. Army is fighting against her.

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Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#89 Jan 20, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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Hey Fa$$ot, you should change your name to : ShitEater and Proud. LMFAO
Who told you that one... your third grade buddy
Droppin in for a tad

Watsonville, CA

#91 Jan 20, 2013
The Sgt. is experiencing the kind of discrimination that her grandmother knew.

Sorry, Sergeant. Thanks for your service.

We're working on it.
Save Kids from YOU

Toronto, Canada

#92 Jan 20, 2013
Save Americas Youth wrote:
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OH REALLY???
Is that why topix blocks me time and time again? If I was actually doing you all a favor then why on earth would they continue to block me eh?
STOOOOOOPID!!!!!
LoL,They block you on account you're a human POS! All you know is hate! If it wasn't for that anonymous proxy you'd be history maggot! DUH!!!
Jose in Miami

Miami, FL

#93 Jan 20, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
You can blame The Obamaniac for this disgrace.
IMPEACH THIS BUM ! NEXT !
Obama is no winner but I voted for him because compared to the GOP he is a winner.

Living in the south with constant political war due to the GOP Christian conservative "sharia" agenda, Any normal person would have to be insane to even consider the GOP.

Gay man, veteran, average working person.
The GOP is not for me and they hate all the above.
Jose in Miami

Miami, FL

#94 Jan 20, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
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The Obamanaic could simply issue an order as Commander-In-Chief that ALL individuals, and couples be treated EQUALLY in the military. But he won't do that, will he ?
IMPEACH THIS BUM ! NEXT !
Obama is no winner but I voted for him because compared to the GOP he is a winner.

Living in the south with constant political war due to the GOP Christian conservative "sharia" agenda, Any normal person would have to be insane to even consider the GOP.

Gay man, veteran, average working person.
The GOP is not for me ,they hate all the above.
Jose in Miami

Miami, FL

#95 Jan 20, 2013
Quest wrote:
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LOL. These odd outbursts are so silly.
Yes, Dear, we ALL know that the alternative Republicans in both elections would have fought vigorously to advance the cause for legal quality!
Why, if McCain/Palin had only won, imagine the advances for gay folks! After all, equal rights for all gay Americans was and is an important plank for their party's platform, isn't it?
Geesh.
I agree and the GOP is simply out of the question but Obama has not done all he could as Commander.
Perhaps there is a reason for it but he has looked the other way and has allowed chaplains and other officers to over step boundaries , he has not flexed his muscle as Commander but again this GOP was not an option.

"After returning from a nine-month tour in Afghanistan, 1st Lt. Nakisha Hardy and her civilian wife were invited to attend a retreat at the Pinehurst resort intended to help strengthen relationships that can be strained by long separations. Though Hardy was told in advance that a same-sex couple would be welcome, on the second day they were asked to leave by an Army chaplain.

"He said that the program is funded under DOMA and that we were making other families feel uncomfortable and creating a distraction," Hardy said. "It definitely makes you question whether the culture is changing. People's personal beliefs aren't going to change just because laws do."

Last month, Bragg received national attention when Ashley Broadway, who is married to Lt. Col. Heather Mack, was denied membership in the officers' spouses club because she does not have a spouse identification badge issued by the military.

Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/01/19/234766...

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#96 Jan 20, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
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Peace, Happiness, and Prosperity would reign.
:)
YOU just don't want to admit how PROFOUNDLY EVIL The Obamaniac is and what a HORRENDOUS mistake you made voting for htis BUM.
IMPEACH THIS BUM !
NEXT !
You are completely clueless of how politics in the US works. Get back to school, you failed American History.
Tacoma

Tacoma, WA

#97 Jan 21, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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With arguments like that the LGBT supporters can't lose! Thank you. Please, keep posting.
I am amazed anyone could understand that post.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#98 Jan 21, 2013
Jose in Miami wrote:
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.......... Though Hardy was told in advance that a same-sex couple would be welcome, on the second day they were asked to leave by an Army chaplain.
"He said that the program is funded under DOMA and that we were making other families feel uncomfortable and creating a distraction," Hardy said. "It definitely makes you question whether the culture is changing. People's personal beliefs aren't going to change just because laws do."
..........
Now THAT would make a lovely lawsuit.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#99 Jan 21, 2013
"Recognition?" They're lucky they've not being raped, killed, or tortured in today's anti-gay, anti-liberal, abuse-oriented military.

Time to cut back on military funding and increase regulation of their personnel management practices.
Bullwhip

Cummington, MA

#100 Jan 21, 2013
Save Kids from YOU wrote:
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LoL,They block you on account you're a human POS! All you know is hate! If it wasn't for that anonymous proxy you'd be history maggot! DUH!!!
History? Prey tell my friend? Prey tell.
prnnd

Rochester, PA

#101 Jan 21, 2013
youtube.com/watch... …
Why do they need Recognition for being Same Sex Marriages,,,get Married be Married and enjoy it,why
do you need Media attention??

“COP'S LIVES MATTER”

Since: Mar 09

THUG'S LIVES DONT MATTER

#102 Jan 21, 2013
Lililth_Satans_Bore wrote:
<quoted text>Who told you that one... your third grade buddy
No.

YO MAMA did.

ahahahaha

“COP'S LIVES MATTER”

Since: Mar 09

THUG'S LIVES DONT MATTER

#103 Jan 21, 2013
Jose in Miami wrote:
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Obama is no winner
You can say that again.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#104 Jan 21, 2013
prnnd wrote:
youtube.com/watch?v=wzmf6c2BoL U …
Why do they need Recognition for being Same Sex Marriages,,,get Married be Married and enjoy it,why
do you need Media attention??
Remarkably clueless question.

Try the word "respect" if that makes it easier to understand. Or try reading the article:

"Married to another female soldier with a 4-year-old son, Alexander is denied the same housing allowance and other family-friendly benefits she would be entitled to if married to a man. As far as Uncle Sam is concerned, she's still single.
'I'm married to my best friend, who just happens to be of the same sex as me,' said Alexander, 29, who is stationed at Fort Bragg.'We fight for everyone else's rights, but we're treated as second-class citizens.' "

See? Actual things they're being denied. Now try again.

“COP'S LIVES MATTER”

Since: Mar 09

THUG'S LIVES DONT MATTER

#106 Jan 21, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Fun fact, MORE heterosexual servicemembers contracted HIV (primarily from overseas prostitutes) and were discharged than homosexual servicemembers.
Credible link??

“COP'S LIVES MATTER”

Since: Mar 09

THUG'S LIVES DONT MATTER

#107 Jan 21, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Time to cut back on military funding and increase regulation of their personnel management practices.
A weak military = a weak country.

Oh but then, you gays are already weakening our country...so its no big deal to you is it???

“COP'S LIVES MATTER”

Since: Mar 09

THUG'S LIVES DONT MATTER

#109 Jan 21, 2013
Reminder of the day: Homosexuality caused the downfall of the Roman empire.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Cummington, MA

#110 Jan 21, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
Reminder of the day: Homosexuality caused the downfall of the Roman empire.
And they rail me for saying "Goodbye Rome" at the end of many of my posts.
This clearly is an indicator of the continued decline of our nation. Gays and straights.
Gays literally being the final nail in the coffin by having children placed with homosexuals as somehow representing parenting. To me that is further punishment of said child and these people are nuts.
The Rainbow Ruse

Cummington, MA

#112 Jan 21, 2013
Honk Honk!

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