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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/10/oklahoma-lawmaker-pushes-for-gay-ban-in-national-guard/

Now that we've finally ended formal discrimination against gays in the U.S. military, an Oklahoma state lawmaker is proposing a bill that will ban gays from serving in the Oklahoma National Guard.

Not only is this ridiculous and legally questionable, but it once again misses the point. Does anyone really care about a soldier's sexual orientation? All soldiers are expected to behave by a standard code of conduct that regulates some sexual activities - including improper fraternization, adultery, sexual harassment/assault, etc...

The genders of people involved are irrelevant to that code.

Now, as for the citizens who pay for the National Guard, I don't think we care.

Personally, when I'm sitting on the roof of my house, with the floodwaters rising around me, and soldiers in a Zodiac pull up to rescue me, the FIRST thing I'm going to do is ask them what sort of people they are sexually attracted to. And if those soldiers are even the slightest bit fruity, I'm waitin' for the STRAIGHT soldiers to come and save me from imminent death! Just as God intended.

Not. The silliness of worrying about a non-issue like a soldier's orientation is something that belongs in the past. And given the reaction from the public so far, that's true even in Oklahoma.
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