This is what social change looks like, Marines edition

Military recruitment after DADT repeal

Which branch of the service was most negative toward DADT repeal? The Marines.

And what are they doing now that repeal has come?

As a friend put it, they’re acting like Marines — following orders and kicking butt, charging ahead.

The day DADT was over, they showed up to a Tulsa recruiting center, ready to talk to people.

Although Marines pride themselves on being the most testosterone-fueled of the services, they also ferociously promote their view of themselves as the best. With the law now changed, the Marines appear determined to prove that they will be better than the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard in recruiting gay, lesbian and bisexual service members.

This is what social change looks like — and it will have implications for attitudes toward marriage.

Amy Fried

About Amy Fried

Amy Fried loves Maine's sense of community and the wonderful mix of culture and outdoor recreation. She loves politics in three ways: as an analytical political scientist, a devoted political junkie and a citizen who believes politics matters for people's lives. Fried is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. Her views do not reflect those of her employer or any group to which she belongs.