Friday, September 17, 2010

Social Platform

I don't like to use my blog as a platform to address social issues in the United States but this one is far too important for me to pass up. Next Tuesday, the United States Senate has the opportunity to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell;" a law which prevents gays from serving openly in the U.S. Military. If the Senate approves this measure, the United States will take a long over due civil rights step forward. If you care about this issue and support the measure, please take the time to call your U.S. Senators at (202)224-3121. Also, visit

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is your blog, and obviously you can write whatever you want. I don't think there's anything wrong with stepping away from skating at times.

I live in one of the many countries where gays and lesbians serve openly and with pride in the military. Nobody cares if a soldier has a boyfriend or a girlfriend; you're there to do your job. Why anyone, anywhere, would wish to keep qualified and dedicated people out of the armed forces because of their sexual orientation is beyond me. I hope that this will be the end of such a useless and harmful policy.