There will most likely be polls done of the troops on general attitudes towards gays, which will have the predictable result of showing growing numbers of troops know gay people, and fewer having negative attitudes towards gays and gays in the military. This has been the pattern for some time across the country as a whole.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network* 73 percent of military personnel are comfortable with lesbians and gays (Zogby International, 2006).
* The younger generations, those who fight America's 21st century wars, largely don't care about whether someone is gay or not-and they do not link job performance with sexual orientation.
* One in four U.S. troops who served in Afghanistan or Iraq knows a member of their unit who is gay (Zogby, 2006).