Tuesday, August 08, 2006

West Point Thesis Challenges Army Gay Policy, Wins Award

I hope it's ok to steal FoxNews' headline for my title, but it's the most pithy statement I could come up with for this article.

WASHINGTON — Alexander Raggio says he was 16 when he learned one of his relatives was gay — and watching that person's struggle gave him a grim introduction to discrimination against gays.

He carried those feelings into West Point, and in his senior thesis argued that the military's policy banning gays is not only wrong, but harmful to the Army.

The Pentagon may not agree, but the U.S. Military Academy gave him an award for the paper.

This is obviously hogwash. Everyone knows the military is full of nothing but mindless homophobic automatons who follow orders blindly and march in lockstep.

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