Con-Dem Government and in America: DADT Repeal..

So I have neglected this blog, for a while. I know, I know, it's bad...
I've had a lot on my mind recently, ok?!
What? I hear you ask... Ok so brief personal bit in this normally fairly news-y blog...
Mainly just the usual thing.. A million essays to write, presentations to give and things to do, while also being ill.
Lots and lots of Breakdance training (yay!) and epically failing in a battle or two (Cringe)

Right, back to the important stuff!
Firstly I want to talk about the DADT repeal that was on the cards. People were excited and it looked promising, the senate needed a majority of 60 votes to pass the repeal.
Did it happen? No.
this is something which pisses me off beyond all belief, America is a country that claims itself to be all about equal rights of human beings, yet time and time again it shows the rest of the world that it has no idea how to have a truly equal society. 
I really hope that this repeal gets passed in some other way.
For those of you who don't actually know what DADT is... Run away now!
(But for real, let me explain to you what it is and how it works)
DADT is short for Don't Ask Don't Tell.
It's the policy which is employed by the US Armed forces. What it means is that those in the armed forces are not asked to disclose their sexuality and therefore they cannot get dismissed from the army. However, as soon as they disclose that they are homosexual (thus gay) they are instantly dismissed from the army. Which means that they army condones forceful closeting, which I think is absolutely ridiculous and something which really needs to be stopped because it's disgraceful.
Surely a country which has always been seen as 'the new world' should be more forward thinking and allow all ethnicities, sexual preferences and genders in their armies? We've just about got the all ethnicities and genders, but this sexual preferences thing still seems to be a major issue with them...

Part 2 is to come later!!