A not-yet-released Pentagon study has found that lifting the ban on openly gay service will pose little risk to the nation's war efforts, according to sources who spoke with the Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe and Greg Jaffe.
More than 70 percent of troops who filled out a Pentagon survey on "Don't ask, don't tell" said letting gays serve openly would have positive, mixed or nonexistent effects on service members.
Repeal advocates are hailing the report as a major victory for their cause. "A measure of the full-report is still needed, and there are undoubtedly adjustments that will need to be considered as any transition to openly gay service moves forward," said Aaron Belkin, the head of the pro-repeal Palm Center think tank, in a statement to The Upshot.
Answer by Anouck at 12:48 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 1:01 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 1:04 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Not surprised. Gay and lesbian folks work in all industries, without having to conceal who they are- I've been working since the 70s-never have I had a conversation with any of my co-workers regarding my sex life- Ithink our military members are adult and human enough to incorporate this change- civilly
Answer by Sisteract at 1:25 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by parrishsky at 2:19 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Not surprised. Gay and lesbian folks work in all industries
Shouldn't this be common sense? :
The military is a special "industry".
If it isn't strong and intact, you know what happens, with your social experiment?
The country is VERY vulnerable. As in, NO COUNTRY!
So people with any foresight AT ALL will do whatever it takes to make sure it stays strong, no matter what it takes, whomever may be "left out".
Sorry, we don't want to necessarily be overrun by people who hang, stone, or behead homosexuals, .........do we?
Very sad for our country, the agendas people have before they think about it.
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:49 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:13 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by trippyhippy at 5:20 PM on Nov. 11, 2010