That's why many of us were opposed to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", but since that scam was imposed by Clinton, the hypocrisy of it didn't surprise us.
Also, the UCMJ is independent of civil law, and a separate court ruling would have to be issued.
Frankly, I don't think anyone is suppose to be having sex in the barracks or showers, whether it is straight people or gay people. Also, I take offense to the "pervert" comment, and I request that you refrain from using those kind of derogatory comments. What I am referring to is what soldiers do when on leave or in their own homes.The doors to the barracks and the showers are the government's doors, not the perverts' doors.
UCMJ is federal law.Also, the UCMJ is independent of civil law, and a separate court ruling would have to be issued.
Let's think this out. 300 qualified Arab translators were dismissed from the military due to the DADT policy, during a war where we had a shortage of such translators. Vital intelligence may very well have been missed as result. Intelligence which may have kept people from needlessly getting killed. You can honestly say that is good for national security? I don't think so.The justification of keeping gays out of the military is both unit cohesion and national security.
Agreed. What does that have to do with the DADT policy?A submarine or the inside of a tank is no place for hanky-panky between the guys.
I don't know why people are even still discussing this as if it is an issue. The Joint Chiefs of Staff and top military brass are ready to repeal this policy and many top leaders have indicated that it is overdue since it undermines national security and forces people to lie in order to protect their country. All the "unit cohesion" arguments that are being made, are the same ones that were made when women were allowed to join and when the military was desegregated. The DADT policy makes little sense, but the biggest supporters of it are the Republican party, particularly John McCain who only a year ago said he would support a repeal of DADT if the Joint Chiefs of Staff and top military brass were behind such a repeal. The only justifications that have been up in regards to keeping this policy are that prejudice should dictate national security, that our military is not professional enough, and the gays serving secretly is somehow better for HIV rates than gays serving openly. None of these are valid or reasonable.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
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