Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Pentagon views homosexuality as a mental disorder

Listing homosexuality as a mental disorder is not a good way to make friends, however this is exactly what the Pentagon have done. The document released by the Pentagon, outlines retirement and other discharge policies for members of the service who have physical disabilities, and listed under the "defects" title, one will find homosexuality along with personality disorders, and mental retardation.

Critics have been quick to jump all over the news of the view that the Pentagon takes towards its gay members of service, views that are felt by millions of people, making it hard for homosexual members of society to lead fulfilling lives.

The military, is not permitted to inquire into the sexual preferences of its servicemen and women, but do have a policy that sees openly honest members of service who are gay to be discharged.

Spokesman for the Pentagon Lt. Col. Jeremy M. Martin, states that the document is under review.

Wow, is all I can say to that

1 Comments:

Blogger Jess and Jetta said...

That makes me very angry! ...being a sociology major and such. My response to this would take more room than is available to me here.

9:47 AM  

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