Troops march in SD gay parade - in uniform

Jul 21, 2012 Full story: WXOW-TV La Crosse 6

About 200 active-duty troops participated in last year's San Diego gay pride parade, but they wore T-shirts with their branch's name, not military dress.

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Jesus Latter Day Taints

Souderton, PA

#1 Jul 21, 2012
Oh, t shirts only.

That seems fair since they can't wear uniforms to political rallies or worship services.

Don't know if they could be in, say, a St. Patty's or Columbus Day parade in uniform or not.

Since: Feb 09

Southern California

#2 Jul 21, 2012
So where are the pictures ?

“SHE SAID”

Since: Jul 12

WHAAAT !?

#3 Jul 21, 2012
Army regs state that a serviceman may march/walk in parade or assembly, but, not in uniform. It will be mistaken as political speech.Serviceman can wear their off base/duty civilian attire all they want to.
Jesus Latter Day Taints

Souderton, PA

#4 Jul 21, 2012
veteran 60 wrote:
Army regs state that a serviceman may march/walk in parade or assembly, but, not in uniform. It will be mistaken as political speech.Serviceman can wear their off base/duty civilian attire all they want to.
I believe the regulations also say that local commanders may make certain exceptions if the exception won't garner national attention, or something. Which is why this one time decision permitting t shirts only, no uniforms, was kicked upstairs and then allowed. One time.
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#5 Jul 21, 2012
Still some REAL men left.. (sigh..)
Christian Taliban

Souderton, PA

#6 Jul 22, 2012
I now see the t shirt photos were from last year. Some did wear uniforms this year.

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