So how do you feel about that policy in the military? Do you think that if a homosexual (male or female) wanted to openly join any military branch and serve their county- would that be okay with you? Why or why not? How do you think other service members would feel about it? Do you think special requirments would have to be accommodated? Or should they be treated like everyone else?Answer Question
Answer by RhiannonHunt at 4:48 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by Harmony0501 at 4:55 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 5:05 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by Harmony0501 at 5:13 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
My issue is men and women in the military are not allowed to stay together in order to avoid starting relationships that would distract them from their jobs. If gay men (or women) are allowed in the military to live with people of the same sex they are attracted too, it could cause problems and distractions. How can you let gay men (or women) stay with each other, but not a woman and a man who want to be together?
Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by roachiesmom at 5:35 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
I think it needs to be done away with. I am a former soldier, and I can tell you that the higher ups that are not ready for will never be ready for it. If gay people want to openly serve they should be allowed. Doing away with don't ask don't tell will not stop gay people from serving while in the closet if they wanted to, but it would stop the military from screwing veterans out of the retirement by dishonorably discharging people with purple hearts that served 18 years. Not only screwing them out of retirement and benefits, but from future employment because they just found out the service member was gay.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 5:47 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 6:19 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
I think that it is discrimination flat out. I think it should be their decision to be open about their lives. I have a friend who is in the military who is gay but he has not told ANYONE in his unit because he doesn't wanted to be treated differently. It should be their choice to share that part of their life.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:47 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by thehairnazi at 6:49 PM on Jun. 23, 2009