Gay In The USA – Where Do We Stand?

PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — With Tuesday marking the end of the U.S. military’s longstanding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prohibiting openly gay individuals from serving in the military, issues of homosexual rights are once more at the top of the collective American consciousness. 

At the Republican Presidential debate Thursday night, audience members booed a question from Stephen Hill, a now-openly gay soldier serving in Iraq.  In Texas, a Fort Worth high school student was suspended recently for telling a classmate that, as a Christian, he believed homosexuality was wrong.

All of this begs the question: where do we, as a nation, stand in 2011 on issues of homosexuality?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Mike Pintek talks with Gary Van Horn, president of the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, a leading Pittsburgh gay rights organization.  Pintek asks why people still care about the private lives of others, and why repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is good policy.

Listen to Mike Pintek every weekday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!

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  • Dave

    Even though I disagree with a lot of what rick Santorum says I believe he hit the nail on the head at the debate last night with his response to the question from the gay soldier. Keep it private and no one will care.

    Of course those on the left want America to become a country that bends over for the gay community. And to them I say it won’t happen.

  • JohnSmith333

    The fact that this is even a topic being discussed is proof that humans are petty and shallow. The US education system is becoming the worst in the world. Our unemployment rate is much higher than reported by the media. Pollution and enviromnetal concerns around every corner, healthcare, the list goes on. Yet the important thing in our society is being able to walk around and tell everyone who we like to have sex with. Haha wow. Sex, gay or straight, should not be in the forefront of our society. People need to snap back into reality. Keep your personal life at home folks.

  • Dan

    Agree w/ both of you. America needs a slap back to reality.

  • Hank

    Doesn’t it hurt?

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