Utah Rep. Jim Matheson among those who vote to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell'

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  • dougautin
    May 28, 2010 4:01 p.m.

    Dick in Cedar, as everyone with an interest in their country should know, Rep. Matheson is a member of the U.S. House and his seat is up every 2 years, including this year.

  • Tom Smith
    May 28, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    Matheson won't get my vote in his next election campaign.

  • dick in cedar
    May 28, 2010 2:26 p.m.

    when is matheson's seat up so he can be replaced?

    the comments started of with $500m to enforce the law, then it was billions. keep up with the hyperbole.

    as a 1st cav vietnam vet, i am glad i didn't have to worry about having homosexuals in my platoon. we had more vital concerns.

    it is too bad the homosexuals have no appreciation for the "gut feeling of revulsion" (a term newsweek used in one of their articles on homosexuals) most people have when the subject is brought up. no matter how often it is slipped into the various media available today. that natural feeling remains.

  • Pagan
    May 28, 2010 1:13 p.m.

    'The U.S. has spent over $500 million enforcing the morally bankrupt and flawed Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.' - 11:33 a.m.

    Yeswedid08, I can give you a better number. $1.3 Billion dollars has been spent on the investigations over 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' My source was Congressman Patrick Murphy, an Iraqi Veteran.

    We are now spending, literally billions of tax payer dollars because we care more about who a person sleeps with...

    instead of what they can do.

  • Yeswedid08
    May 28, 2010 11:33 a.m.

    The U.S. has spent over $500 million enforcing the morally bankrupt and flawed Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. According to a CNN poll 78% of Americans want this repealed and repeal is supported by top millitary officials like Adm. Mike Mullen and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

    LGBT fight and die for our nation. It is a crime against America's conscience to discriminate against our LGBT soldiers. We've lost 13,000 capable soldiers already to this criminal act.

  • Vauvban
    May 28, 2010 11:13 a.m.

    “We have always had Gay military leaders and heros since the American Revolution,” Denny Meyer writes on the Gay Military Signal website.

    One the greatest military minds and the king that conquered most of the known world at the time was a bisexual. His name was Alexander the Great.

    Our own revolution against the British would not have been successful had not Lieutenant General Frederkick Von Steuben and his lover trained our troops at Valley Forge.

    Alexander Hamilton and his lover were appointed by General Washington as the “rebels,” liaison to the great Von Steuben.

    And is it possible General George Patton was also a bisexual? Just looking at his dress would suggest he was. Know he knew how to kick butt.

  • Pagan
    May 28, 2010 8:41 a.m.

    'Utah's lone Democratic congressman, Rep. Jim Matheson, voted for the repeal of the 17-year-old section of law.' - Line from article.

    I know where my vote goes.

    It goes to the man who supported every American citizen being able to defend his/her country and put their lives on the line for it.

    14,000 discharged to date.

    We can afford no more.

  • Geezer
    May 28, 2010 8:19 a.m.

    I served in the military many years ago, and there were known gay members of my unit, but that didn't cause any problem. Finally the law is catching up with reality.

  • George
    May 28, 2010 6:16 a.m.

    @Steve Harper
    You really think it is expedient to vote in favor of repealing don’t ask don’t tell if you are a Utah politician? What state do you think you live in? This is practically political suicide in a fascist state like Utah, I applaud his willingness to stand on principal instead of fear.

  • Steven Harper
    May 27, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    Another Matheson vote that reveals expedience over principles, his own re-election trumping any authentic concern for constituents. Ten years of cherry-picking votes, choosing to support those policies that allow him to stay in office until he can run against Hatch & become a senator-for-life. Cling to the status quo, Utah -style, and vote for Jim!