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July 22, 2008 4:33 PM
Posted by Kate Riley
Seattle Mayor Nickels is for it; and King County Executive Sims is against it -- at least right now. They lay out their cases in op-ed columns in the Wednesday Times.
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Also here is the Seattle Times editorial board's July 20 position: Light Rail can Wait
July 22, 2008 4:16 PM
Posted by Joni Balter
Public sentiment is moving quickly toward more tolerance of gays in the military. The public is often ahead of politicians on social change and that is true again on the delicate question of whether gays should be allowed to serve openly in the military. The obvious answer is yes, The current "don't ask, don't tell'' rule was adopted 15 years ago and is past its pull date.
That doesn't mean the U.S. Congress is ready to make a change. At the moment, it is more ready to make a fuss about this ill-advised policy. That, too, will help.
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