IMO that regulation should be taken down.USMEPCOM reg 601-23
Although we have not and will not ask you about your sexual Orientation, you should be aware that homosexual conduct is grounds for discharge from the Armed Forces. This means that if you do one of the following, you could be involuntarily separated before your term of service ends:
- Homosexual acts. You engage in, attempt to engage in, or solicit another to engage in a homosexual act or acts. A “homosexual act” means touching a person of your same sex or allowing such a person to touch you for the purpose of satisfying sexual desires. (For example, hand-holding or kissing, or other physical contact of a sexual nature.)
- Homosexual statements. You make a statement that demonstrates a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts. This may include language or behavior that a reasonable person would believe intends to convey the statement that you are a homosexual or bisexual.
- Homosexual marriage. You marry or attempt to marry a person of your same sex.
You may not be discharged if you do or say these things solely to end your military service