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Obama admin OKs wearing military uniforms in gay pride parade

By AP Staff

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - The Department of Defense is allowing service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history.

The Pentagon on Thursday issued a military-wide directive saying it was making an exception to its policy that generally bars troops from marching in uniform in parades.

The exception is being made for San Diego's Gay Pride Parade that will take place Saturday.

The Defense Department says it is making the exception because parade organizers had invited service members to march in uniform and the matter was getting national attention.

The Pentagon says the exception is only for this year's parade in San Diego and does not extend beyond that.

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  1. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    July 20, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    I did my Air Force thing from 1965 to 1985, and my Vietnam thing in 1972.
    During that entire period I carefully followed the requirement that I not lend ‘Air Force support’ (by wearing a uniform) to any public gathering I attended.

    Now, this imposter in the White House has granted yet another ‘waiver’ … this time to show off his ****** soldiers.

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  2. capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
    July 20, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    thanks again for your service v.v.
    spot on assesment also.

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  3. ladyswissComment by ladyswiss
    July 20, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Sick, disgusting – gay pride? – there can be no pride here.
    He’s just looking for votes.
    My late husband served in the Army – he said you could spot the
    ‘odd ones’ miles away……..

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  4. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    July 20, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    How far we’ve fallen as a Nation, especially under his Imperial majesty Barry Barack the First and hopefully the last, is truly astonishing. Laws carry no weigh with his Highness, rules mean nothing to his Majesty, only the whims and fancy of his Royal Dibs are to be obeyed!

    Long live the Constitution of the United States of America! Down with those fail to uphold their oath to the Constitution! Away with those who refuse to obey our laws!

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  5. usvetComment by usvet
    July 20, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    How much longer will GOD withhold his Judgement of America with this kind of Obomination openly spreading across our once great country? America is being destroyed from within. The oath we took when joining the Army (or any military unit)to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all threats both domestic & Foreign is no longer honored by our Elected and Military leaders who swore to a similar oath. American Patriots need to stand together and IMPEACH judges & Congressional members who do not honor that oath. Then vote out the rest of them who FAIL to represent the voters who placed them in office. Then again there are millions of STUPID voters who put them in office and who believe in Communism and Socialism. They have no clue as the what the Constitution is or represents, a Constitutional Republic, NOT socialism. It is (or is supposed to be) the SUPREME LAW of the LAND! Patriots stand up and do something NOW before we all end up in internment camps. All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to remain silent!

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    • SAnnComment by SAnn
      July 20, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

      “How much longer will GOD withhold his Judgement of America with this kind of Obomination openly spreading across our once great country?”

      Not long! He is working on letting Americans bury themselves into an immorality that has never been seen and obama is leading the charge.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      July 20, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

      How long?
      Depends on who wins the election!

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  6. cynicalobserverComment by cynicalobserver
    July 20, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    No wonder so many decent people are fleeing to Australia to live and the perverts are flooding into the USA.

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  7. Col.GrampawComment by Col.Grampaw
    July 20, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    From the POTUS, thru the SECDEF to the DOD, the wraps have come off. Not that I support extremism on either side, but I wonder if the answer would be different if a certain right-wing group, whose name will remain unmentioned, posed the same question to the Pentagon. It’s pretty difficult to un-ring a bell!

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  8. cxComment by genesal
    July 20, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    Rainbow Uniforms?

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  9. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    July 20, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    OK, let me get this straight (no pun intended):
    Two military women got raked over the coals for posing for a picture of themselves nursing their infant children while they were in uniform, so that is not OK

    But, it is OK for gay military people to march in uniform in a Gay Pride parade?

    Wow, pretty messed up!

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  10. RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
    July 20, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    Okay, I want to have a Conservative Pride parade. Okay for me to invite some military members in uniform to march in it? No? Why not?

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