Army Regulations state that there will be no Public Display of Affection regardless of sexual orientation. So I would have tended to defend the gentleman that was getting on them for it. I am currently in the military at Ft. Bliss and have been in for 15 years now. I am regularly correcting Soldiers (straight and homosexual) pertaining to this.
A few excerpts from Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-35
""Hand-holding between soldiers in uniform while in public is (Para 2-5-b)
"At the same time, officer/enlisted family members are expected to maintain the traditional respect and decorum attending the official military relationship between them while either is on duty or in (Para 2-8-b)
Also as a side note I would have also corrected them on wearing the uniform incorrectly ie: No "US ARMY" Tape and you also stated that they came from Ft Hood, if this were true they would at least have unit patches and if they've been in for over 6mos they would have some rank. I guess though if they were that "ate up" then maybe they lost their rank. :)
Just watched a segment where there was a girl with a black eye and a guy that was her boyfriend or whatever being verbally abusive to her. While I think they did an ok job, they have so much potential to make it so much better. The girl was attractive and the guy was not intimidating looking. Who is to say the guys that spoke up and said something to the guy only said it because they feel like they are physically stronger and/or they did it because of how attractive the girl was? Maybe they reacted with nobility only to look tough in front of their friends and/or because they were indirectly hitting on the girl? Make it so the guy doesn't want the girl and actually thinks he will get beat up or whatever and you will then see his true intentions. Why not do it right if you are going to do it. Have a woman that is not attractive with an abusive "boyfirend" that is intimidating looking. Larger, muscled guy with a bunch of tattoos or whatever. That would be a better indication of if people are being noble. Essentially, make it so the person has a good chance of getting beat up while not "winning" a girl that they want. Then the show would have much more meaning.
Anybody here reading this old enought to remember Alan Funt and the sixties series Candid Camera? It was as close to a reality series as television got back then...Alen Funt would send out a bunch of actors/pranksters to set up unknowing members of the general public with outrageous pranks (talking animals, mailboxes that threw your letters back at you, that kind of thing) while a hidden camera filmed the reactions of John Q. Public as they were being pranked by Funt's actors. 'What would you do' reminds me a lot of that old series, but with a much more serious theme. Very interesting show...I think Alan Funt would approve...and so do I.
The sports bar was in New Jersey. The tolerance that was shown there was amazing. I was completely shocked with what I witnessed. I live in Knoxville Tennessee. Its not that accepted here. You should try something like that in Knoxville TN. I have felt extremely unsafe in public places. I have had looks, comments and I have been harassed. I have been afraid for my life before. I hope that the viewers do not think that all places are that tolerant. Its not anything like that where I am. The South seems like a different planet sometimes. I am a Transgendered Female. Walk in my shoes.
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