Lying to serve our country

December 03, 2010

Do you wonder how there could've been a time when blacks couldn't serve equally with whites in the military? Do you wonder how there could've been a time when blacks couldn't marry whites? I do.

Due to the hysterical, bigoted ranting of conservatives in 1993 and due to the cowardice of Bill Clinton and Democrats to follow through with what they wanted, we've had almost two decades of gays having to lie in order to serve their country.

As sure as the sun rises and sets each day, in the future, people will wonder how there could've been a time when gays were not allowed to serve openly in the military. Someday people will also wonder how there could've been a time when gays couldn't marry.

I hope that day is now.

Mark Katz, Arnold

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