Friday, July 18, 2008

75% Of Americans Against Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Here's another bit of good news on the equal rights for gays front.  Poll results in tomorrow's Washington Post.
Public attitudes about gays in the military have shifted dramatically since President Bill Clinton unveiled what became his administration's "don't ask, don't tell" policy 15 years ago today.

Seventy-five percent of Americans in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll said gay people who are open about their sexual orientation should be allowed to serve in the U.S. military, up from 62 percent in early 2001 and 44 percent in 1993.
And, there is this additional tidbit, even a majority of "evangelical Protestants" now support allowing gays to serve in the military.
Fifty-seven percent of white evangelical Protestants now support allowing openly gay service members in the military

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