I suppose, but I'm not sure how we would go about it exactly. More seminars and briefs certainly aren't the answer. Every grunt hates those things with a passion, and nobody is going to be talked out of being homophobic.So now comes the next step. Should we try to find a way to limit and eventually remove that homophobia from our military? I obviously think we should. We risk losing some very good people because of it.
Honestly, I think the only good option is to let the generals address this issue in peace time. I would want them to conduct a robust analysis when they are able.
I think the zero-tolerance policy can be immediately done away with in all branches and units. Commanders can exercise discretion, but they should still have the option. Like Jall, I don't want a bunch of gay men thinking it's all good to come out to their units before they ship off to a combat zone. I'm not saying stray bullets will find their way into gays' backs, but it can certainly create friction, which puts everyone at increased risk.My opinion is that if someone wants to risk putting their body in harm's way, deal with the travel, the never ending BS, the all powerful hierarchy, and then serve in the defense of this great nation.... well they should be able to do all of that and not worry about getting kicked out because someone found out they were gay.