Originally Posted by Jerry
Maybe we should just castrate the lot of 'em.
"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
The military doesn't have anything to prove, it's YOU that needs some sort of affirmation.
I didn't respect my Lt. for banging that 3rd class, you think a gay Lt. or 1st class is gonna garner any cause he's gay? I think not.
Regardless of real or perceived favoritism or racial hatred, were blacks and those of other races able to work together... yep.
But off duty was a different story and most who serve/d know this
I'd say the social lines off duty are drawn more based off where you were from, more than anything else. The majority of my time was spent in the company of fellow midwesterners. The least amount of time? People from the northeast and Texas.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
I hope Obama follows through on this promise, despite Clinton's earlier cowardice. As long as the military is legally allowed to discriminate against gays, there will be no hope to end the discrimination they face in other facets of society.
As for the "gasp! then soldiers will be sexr'ing in foxholes" theory of panic, it's little different than the prejudices that believed whites and minorities couldn't be assigned to the same units because they wouldn't be able to trust each other. That was bull, and so is this. White, black, male, female, gay, straight... they are all soldiers, and all they see in battle is the color of their fellow soldiers' uniform.