***A positive change? Oh sure, but it was a “forced” changed. If most had their way, you ass would be on the outside looking in.***
Staff Sgts. Blake Briggs and Duane Schroeder could have been fired or denied entry when they first joined the Air Force if they were open about their sexual orientation.
Briggs joined in 2009 and Schroeder enlisted a few years earlier in 2007 during the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which barred openly gay, lesbian or bisexuals from military service. Now, four years after its official repeal on Sept. 20, 2011, and subsequent rulings in Virginia federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage, the couple says they’ve seen positive changes in the military’s acceptance of gay service members. […]