COLONEL: Do you agree that the military codes of conduct be strictly adhered to at all times?
SASHA: I always have… until now.
COLONEL: I’m sorry?
SASHA: One of the things that is asked of us when we go to the front lines is that we be prepared to be separated from the people that we love, and we ask it of them too. We ask them to go and let us fight for their freedom, maybe to never come home; and when we do come home, we feel blessed. It seems so wrong now to have my personal freedom denied to me within my own country. It seems wrong to watch the person that I love be interrogated like a criminal when she did nothing wrong.
COLONEL: Person you love? To whom are you referring, Captain Williams?
SASHA: Alice Pieszecki, Colonel.
ALICE: So, what happened in there?
SASHA: I told them I love you.
((OT: but had to be posted here!!))
I loved this bit so much. :-‘)
It’s ridiculous to me that in the world that we live in, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done for the country in serving in the war and fighting for our freedom, if you are gay. It’s like saying it means nothing to them that you risked your own life because they’d rather be praising heterosexual war heroes for what they’ve done for us. A soldier, is a soldier, and they all should be treated with respect and be shown our gratitude for what they’ve done and continue to do so we can live free. Sexual orientation shouldn’t make any difference. It makes no sense to me.
I hope that we manage to move past this, like we did with the black-white segregation thing way back when. I know racism is still out there but it’s no where near as bad as it used to be. I see that Sasha is a black woman in the army, and me with my black background is jumping up and down still to this day when I see even a black and white couple or something. I’m hoping that soon it’ll be okay to be black, a woman, and gay -all three of those things- and still be a soldier. :-)
I really hope to live to see the day when sexual orientation is no longer an issue.