Most Continue to Favor Gays Serving Openly in Military

As the Pentagon prepares to release its highly anticipated survey of military personnel about the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, most Americans (58%) say they favor allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the armed forces. Fewer than half that number (27%) oppose allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly. Full Story »

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Nov. 29, 2010

Informative poll of public opinions about gays and lesbians serving in the military, released in advance of the DoD's internal survey. The public appears to strongly support the repeal of DADT from these numbers, which are broken down along demographic lines.

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - Dec. 5, 2010

This is an excellent review of Pew Research surveys. Once again it shows the difference from those Republican Congress members and the public regarding homosexual armed forces members.

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Barry Grossheim
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by Barry Grossheim - Nov. 29, 2010

No real news here except that it once again shows that the American public is out in front of its politicians.

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Katherine Laura Chow
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by Katherine Laura Chow - Dec. 5, 2010

I think this article is extremely good because it hits all the requirements of a good article. It provides background, provokes thought, contains statistics, and also includes sources. It presents both sides of the situation which in this case is for or against gay participation in the military. It doesn't favor one side or another but presents the information fairly and gives the reader detail into both sides. It also has to do with the fault line of generation. In more general aspects, it states that more people are for gay participation. This shows how the generational gap is beginning to change the way people support certain issues. As society progresses and becomes more open, different issues are seen differently.

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Ashley Larm
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by Ashley Larm - Dec. 1, 2010

I think this is a great topic but it there are just too many numbers and percentages to keep track of in the paragraphs. I think that if would have been a much more effective article if the charts were used to show the figures and they were referenced to in the paragraphs that would just talk about trends rather than actual figures. It is a very relevant topic that is interesting and the fact that many different groups of people are compared is a very effective way to illustrate the issue at hand.

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