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Again, I don't have a strong opinion because I was disallowed service. However, most of my friends who are vets think the policy should be left as-is...and it would appear that most of the vets in this thread feel the same.
#1 priority is maintaining a high degree of military readiness and effectiveness and not damaging morale. I could not personally support removing the requirement unless we were reasonably sure it would not have significant negative effects on morale.
I know there was a poll someone posted somewhere, saying 75% of military officers responded that they had no problem with gays serving. That would mean that 25% do have a problem with it... and "officers" and "enlisted" are two different things. I'd bet there are more enlisted who would not like it.
What's the percentage of gays in the military? 1%? 3%?
Should we create a situation where 25% or more of military personnel have a morale/discipline issue for the sake of the 1 to 3% who are gay?
I don't have the answer, I'm just expressing some concerns.
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