September 25, 2005

USS Iowa: Gay Sailor Central


There's a new battle plan for bringing the battleship Iowa to San Francisco," the Chronicle reports.

The battleship's supporters now hope to gain the support of city leaders by turning part of the vessel into a museum about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and the contributions of gays, lesbians, ethnic minorities and women to the military.

The Board of Supervisors rejected the ship in July, and two supervisors explained their "no" votes by saying they objected to the military's policies toward gays and lesbians, while others opposed the war in Iraq.

First, as cited on Wiki, "In 2005 San Fran[c]isco's city council, citing opposition to the Iraq War and the military's policies regarding homosexuals, voted 8-3 against maintaining Iowa in the city, paving the way for Stockton, California to acquire the battleship" they changed their mind because they want to defame the ship.


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