The military is a fairly testosterone driven component, especially during times of combat. I can guarantee that there will be problems that disrupt he mission. The GREAT majority of soldiers of ALL races object to it. And BTW...next chance you get...have a conversation with blacks and hispanics and make sure you convince them that homosexuals are just like them. Like it or not...MOST people dont believe homosexuality is 'right' which is why consistently homosexual marriage is voted down. MOST believe dont believe we should 'mandate' the behavior as 'right.' And right or wrong, that is a prevalent attitude that still exists and simply will not work in a military environment.
Do we allow ALL gays? What about those flamboyant types who join to take advantage of the education and healthcare opportunites. How seriously do you think others might take them when they are issuing orders? can you possibly see how that might cause a disruption?
What about housing constraints? shall we now house men and women together? Or should no one be allowed to house together? I know I know...its not a fear that gay men (or women) will attack their same sex roommates. But what is the difference between a man and a woman being compelled to house and shower together and hetero and homosexual men and women housing and showering together?
There is the field concern...treating open wounds. Just out of curiosity...last time I checked open homosexuals where still not permitted to donate blood-do you know if that is still the case? Why is that? And what about those questions do you think people might find as a barrier to providing field medical treatment? Oh...I know...it will never happen.
You see...we arent talking about a 9-5 job we arent talking about a job where you go home and have no further association. We arent talking about a job where you can up and quit if you dont like it. Join. experience it. Your understanding might change.
As a career NCO I cared about the safety of my people and mission accomplishment. Anything gets in the way of those two things, I wouldnt tolerate it.